Some time ago I prepared a VCAT report for a lady that purchased a home then found serious unreported issues even though she had pre purchase report done. This was my summary:
“The client has purchased this property in reliance of “Property Report”. My investigation revealed that the Property Report was deficient because it failed to disclose significant defects, inspector failed to warn under duty of care and falsely stated that the property has no compliance issues. The client also purchased in reliance on vendor’s s32 statement, and his agents representations. Vendor failed to disclose building works, that there is no building permit and has failed to provide owner’s s137b report and HOW insurance as required by the Building Act 1993. As a consequence of the above, the client has suffered damages and financial loss. “
After completing the report I have not heard from the client for three months and my calls were not returned. I began to wonder what happened, was it something I did?
Then I got this email addressed to her property inspector:
I write this email as the token “waving of the white flag”.
Everything happens for a reason, I am a firm believer of this, from that experience has come growth.
If I knew the issues this house had, I would not of purchased it.
I am so glad that I did, such an opportunity for growth.
I could of taken this further, however sometimes the best thing you can do for someone is to give them a chance to change.
I am not expecting a response and I’m not expecting you to admit to anything, I don’t even want an apology.
All I hope is that this experience helps you grow….
All the best
p.s. Branko, I would like to thank you for all you have done, thank you for your honesty and guiding me through all this. I will not be taking this matter forward for reasons I have stated above. I am sorry for not returning your calls, wishing you and your family a merry Christmas, all the best for the new year, it was a pleasure meeting you. Warm Regards Vxxxxxxx”
There you are sometimes Christian spirit of forgiveness conquers all. Cheers Victoria