Queensland One Homes collapse hits young families

17th August 2017 11:17 AM
Valarie Kargar, pictured with her son Patrick, built a home with Q1 Homes, which is now in liquidation. Picture: Jerad Williams Valarie Kargar, pictured with her son Patrick, built a home with Q1 Homes, which is now in liquidation. Picture: Jerad Williams

VALARIE Kargar considers herself one of the lucky ones in the collapse of Queensland One Homes - at least she has a house.

But getting to the point where she could move her young family into it has been a stressful and drawn-out saga.

She was told her dream family home at Upper Coomera would be finished within six months - it ended up being 15 months before she could get the keys, and she's still waiting for numerous flaws on the property to be fixed.

Valarie Kargar and her son Patrick. The family built their home with Q1 Homes, which is now in liquidation. Picture: Jerad Williams
Valarie Kargar and her son Patrick. The family built their home with Q1 Homes, which is now in liquidation. Picture: Jerad Williams


Queensland One Homes went into liquidation last month, leaving 133 tradies and staff more than $3.4 million out of pocket and 35 homes incomplete.

As creditors chase their money, a related company, Empire Constructions Pty Ltd, remains under investigation from the Queensland Building and Construction Commission for suspected illegal phoenix activity.

More on this at the Gold Coast Bulletin