Clients of Escape Homes criticize the construction business for postponing house completion dates

Several families are at risk of homelessness due to the fact that their dream homes remain unfinished more than a year after building commenced.

Mother-of-two Jennie Jeppesen is one of several clients who signed up for their house to be built by Melbourne-based company Escape Homes in 2021
Mother-of-two Jennie Jeppesen is one of several clients whose homes will be constructed in 2021 by the Melbourne-based company Escape Homes.

The building company allegedly promised to build their homes in as little as 260 days, but to date, several of the homes remain incomplete.

Ms. Jeppesen has already spent $409,000 on the home in Charlemont, Geelong, but she does not know when she may move in.

Ms. Jeppesen told A Current Affair, “Escape Homes is rendering me homeless; they’re going to bankrupt me.”The construction firm promised to construct their properties in as little as 260 days but several of the houses remain unfinished to this date

Her four-bedroom home was custom-built to accommodate her multiple sclerosis and her two autistic children.

The property remains unfinished, with the house lacking insulation and its exposed metal wall beams.

There are missing doors and windows, and the kitchen is incomplete.

Ms. Jeppesen is compelled to reside in a bungalow in her friend’s backyard.

Her daughter currently sleeps on the couch while she and her son share a bed.

The grieving mother disclosed that her buddy had died since the house went on the market.

Ms. Jeppesen will soon be homeless as she continues to wait for the completion of her property.

She believes that it will take twice as long as promised by the construction company to complete the house.

That implies she has at least 120 days until she can move in, but it is unlikely that the house will be ready by then.

She stated, “We’re tired of sleeping on the couch and having nowhere to call our own.”

Josie, who is expecting a child, stated that she has heard nothing from Escape Homes about when her home would be completed.

Another client, Leesa, stated that she could only shake her head in astonishment when she viewed her half-built home.

Escape Homes issued a statement explaining that the delays were due to a lack of materials and staff as well as the Covid epidemic.

“A centralized point for all communications is utilized to avoid confusion and record or address issues,” the document stated.

‘We have always completed the residences of our clients in accordance with the terms and conditions of their contracts, including any time extensions permitted by the contract.

“We expect our clients to honor their obligations, including making payments in accordance with the terms of the contract.” Leesa and Josie’s construction projects will be finished as promptly as feasible in accordance with the contract conditions and allowances.

Daily Mail Australia sought feedback from Escape Homes.

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