OTP missing balconies and rooms

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  1. TMNT

    TMNT Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting to see the outcome for this.

    Though possible it isn't their courtyard in the end, but common property :eek:
    With OTP the developer/builder has the clause "to vary by up to 10%", most likely at their discretion :oops:
    Unless objected to at or prior to settlement (as my understanding goes) unless it is a structural fault they will face an uphill struggle
     
  3. Simon Hampel

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    ... and people wonder why we are so negative towards OTP here on PropertyChat :rolleyes:
     
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    Sackie Well-known cafe bum of the East Premium Member

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    Looks like they literally bought homes Off the plans.
     
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    I would say the way these OTP complicated contracts are worded and i do pity these people as a high percent don't even read what's in front them while they sign up at the OTP sales office ..Class Actions also don't work ..
     
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    Why, why, why would you do it to yourself??!
    OTP feels like Russian Roulette....
     
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    OTP has got a LOT worse.

    - You can be forced to buy something you didnt contact for. Missing rooms, altered sizes, varied specs etc
    - Cladding
    - Unapproved materials
    - Variation
    - defect to structure (Opal Tower etc)
    - Finance valuation shortfalls

    Imagine walking into a car dealer and signing up for a Mazda 6. Then finding that you get a Mazda 3. Same price. Oh and its now bile green not white. And a hatchback not the sedan. And dont worry we added some extras you didnt want. And if you dont take it they sue you ...wtf.

    The ACCC should take this one under national consumer law and run some test cases using some large developers as their examples to others. Why should anyone who enters a contract with a design spec be required to complete if its not built without approval ? Those examples on ACA last night looked like a developer shaving costs to make a buck. Let the developers go broke and then people can buy them cheap from a liquidator. They did it to themselves.

    Developers will be their own death. Over supply will just get worse.
     
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    I agree 100%
     
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    TMNT Well-Known Member

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    one of the attractions of OTP is getting a brand new flashy apartment with minimal maintenance, with everything inside working, (and as you would expect any defects would be addressed quickly and hassle free, think brand new car, any problems you take back to a dealer and they will fix straight away no questions asked)

    and now you dont even get this guarantee buying OTP,
     
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    Yeah, or going into a MG dealership and getting a Chinese car.... oh hang on.....

    The Y-man
     
  11. Ted Varrick

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    Absolutely right, and there;s no reason why a "Not fit for the intended purpose" complaint shouldn't result in a refund decision by the Office of Fair Trading.

    On top of this, just to give the OFT some teeth, the title should become a "Declared Title", so that the property can only be sold for a maximum 10-20% less than the rescinded sales contract price, just so the developers don't start getting imagination problems in rising markets.
     

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