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One week old apartment --- Ruined by Rain

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by TaylorChang, 20th Jan, 2016.

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  1. TaylorChang

    TaylorChang Well-Known Member

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    Property nightmare

    Flood Flat

    Investing wisely.
     
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    Developers gotta make money somehow....
    Seriously though, look at things like this just makes me so angry. How is it that people can get away with this?
    Give me a old home any day!
     
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    All covered by the builders warranties. Accommodation under strata insurance.

    Just emotional :(

    Happens all the time - if it rains ;)
     
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    Not that it's got anything to do with the leaking but...

    Why are they permitted to use timber framing instead of steel in an apartment building?
     
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    The range exhaust to "nowhere".
     
  6. TaylorChang

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    God know how many this kind of building out there, especially during the Sydney booming marketing last 2 years.

    Dodgy developers/builders simply pushing the limit to get building done, when things go wrong people just pointing the finger, builder points insurance, insurance point builder and final OC inspector, buyer points the marketer, marketing agent point developer, we are just watching the show......etc.
    But the end buyer(s) have not place to live and still have huge mortgage to pay.

    It makes me angry too, why can't people just take a bit of care and do thing properly :confused:
     
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    Which is why the best time to build is during the contraction period.... well if its for yourself or an IP that you intend to hold for the long term.
     
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    I was a subbie on building sites in Sydney doing many apartments over the years. If you saw some of the stuff that went through you would never buy one... Everything from Grocon to Habib Bros PTY LTD - avoid.
     
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    1. Another reason I don't buy OTP
    2. Get a property inspector to inspect before you settle
    3. Take out insurance
     
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    Absolute disgrace.

    I heard not so good things about Bathla Group (Universal property group) before. Now definitely avoid their properties, new or old.
     
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    You have to be very careful about buying apartments built during boom times. Everyone is in a mad rush. People quickly forget. Look at some of the trash around Olympic Park / Ryde that went up during the early 2000's boom.
     
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    Looks like Tracey's onto it.
    There are some dodgy people out there.
     
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    Says at the end that it was caused by a bottle stuck in a downpipe...........
     
  14. Azazel

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    Wow. That's pretty suck worthy that something so small can cause that much chaos.
    Probably should be some more drainage I'm guessing.
     
  15. melbournian

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    Saw the video rather than keep waiting for the builder just make an insurance claim through strata pay the excess $500-$1000 and then claim it from the builder later.

    Leaks like these can cause damps and mould. Put it this way u could get a new set of flooring or better fix ups to the place done professionally.
     
  16. TaylorChang

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    I think the whole apartment building has problem, not just her unit.
     
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    Some mobs are famous for the games they play.....during last building boom, a lot of smaller developers with similar sort of names would have steel work inspected, once signed off on was ripped out for use on the next job....
     
  18. Azazel

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    I thought this was a (sub)urban myth.
    Do you reckon this actually happens?
     
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    Yep, some people do not care.
     
  20. Biz

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    I don't know about removing reo after the engineer has gone through, never saw that but a common thing a lot of them liked to do was leave out the hobs on the balconies, pour the slab, then drill reo and form/pour them after. Causes issues with waterproofing later doing it that way. On another job we had a foreman who wanted to pour all the pad footings without starter bars (because the factory didn't send them) them then just drill them all in later... A lot of this stuff gets through because some engineers don't actually go out and check, they just rely on photos.
     
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