The ‘New York Appartments’ Ross Rd Queanbeyan.

By 29 January, 2014 15

Hi, Does anyone have any information or have any experience with the New York Appartments on Lower Ross Rd Queanbeyan? I was looking at one of the units last weekend and had a long conversation with a resident who ‘warned’ me not to. This block does not look well finished from a inexperienced buyer. I was told that they will need heaps of work in a few years time and currently have major water leaks everywhere and most units have mould issuses and the real estate agent at Queanbeyan does not do anything to help the tenants. Does anyone know about problems with this unit block, it looks modern as it is only new.

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15 Responses to The ‘New York Appartments’ Ross Rd Queanbeyan.
#1
m00nee1:11 pm, 29 Jan 14

I’m struggling to determine exactly what you’re trying say here. If the quality of the build is poor, then vote with your feet and go elsewhere.

These apartments are new builds, as such are covered by warranty. If the real estate agent or builder are not doing anything to help the owners/tenants tell them to contact the NSW Home Warranty Insurance Fund (http://homewarranty.nsw.gov.au).

#2
gentoopenguin1:37 pm, 29 Jan 14

Uh, think you answered your own question there dude. Sounds dodgy.

#3
concamkel11:23 am, 30 Jan 14

All the new buildings around look like they are not finished off and poor quality to me. As a inexperienced buyer all the new buildings just do not look like they will last a long time. What I was asking has anyone heard of problems with this block or was I talking to the ‘wrong’ tenant. (he claims that the place leaks water) I really don’t want to end up with expensive upkeep in a few years.

#4
Zeital12:11 pm, 30 Jan 14

Just because it is ‘new’ doesn’t mean it isn’t sh!t, and if you don’t want upkeep go for something that you feel fits your needs better.

It almost sounds like you have decided not to go for it so why not just stick with your gut feeling.

#5
NoImRight1:10 pm, 30 Jan 14

Are there no other units anywhere for sale? If it worries you just move on.

How are you off for socks and undies BTW?

#6
Mr Evil1:19 pm, 30 Jan 14

Do a search on Google for pictures of apartment blocks in Croatia – then compare what you see on Google with what you saw at the New York Apartments in Queanbeyan.

Welcome to the new benchmark in ‘high’ standards of finish and overall build quality of modern Australian apartments…….

#7
Deref4:03 pm, 30 Jan 14

Mr Evil said :

Welcome to the new benchmark in ‘high’ standards of finish and overall build quality of modern Australian apartments…….

Strange how the decline in quality’s been co-incident with “self” (read no) regulation. I have a mate in the building game and the stories he tells would curl your hair.

#8
lola46552:10 pm, 31 Jan 14

i bought a unit in the complex and it was the worst thing i ever did. not only is the wiring in the unit of such a poor standard a qualified electrian of 10 years said that he had never seen wiring like it all the wires were coloured red btw. When i went to do my final inspection before settlement the carpet was warped in the living area and the paint only had the undercoat complete. the builder said that it was completely finished, after further complaints the builder said that if he had realised I was going to live in the unit and wasnt just an investor he would have finished it to a higher standard and after alot of back and forth he finally agreed to fixed the carpet. On count the police have been to the units 7 times for domestic disturbances from other tennants and thats not to mention all the rubbish! some tennants cant be bothered to walk the 10 mtrs to the bin and throw it into the carpark and lists. when i lodged complaints to the body corporate they were ignored.

#9
HiddenDragon3:35 pm, 31 Jan 14

lola4655 said :

i bought a unit in the complex and it was the worst thing i ever did. not only is the wiring in the unit of such a poor standard a qualified electrian of 10 years said that he had never seen wiring like it all the wires were coloured red btw. When i went to do my final inspection before settlement the carpet was warped in the living area and the paint only had the undercoat complete. the builder said that it was completely finished, after further complaints the builder said that if he had realised I was going to live in the unit and wasnt just an investor he would have finished it to a higher standard and after alot of back and forth he finally agreed to fixed the carpet. On count the police have been to the units 7 times for domestic disturbances from other tennants and thats not to mention all the rubbish! some tennants cant be bothered to walk the 10 mtrs to the bin and throw it into the carpark and lists. when i lodged complaints to the body corporate they were ignored.

And the pictures make them look so good. I know someone who was thinking of buying there, so I took a look at the exterior, out of curiosity, and thought the appearance was fairly brutal, and was amused at the block having a name that is presumably supposed to conjure up images of NYC sophistication – not quite the impression you get from the street.

I had been thinking of suggesting to concamkel that something older – maybe 5 to 10 years – might turn out to be better, because the problems should all be apparent, and some might even have been fixed. Also, of course, the point that there’s good reason to think that prices will be going down, in the short to medium term, before they eventually go up again, so why buy now unless you have a compelling reason to?

#10
Erg03:39 pm, 31 Jan 14

lola4655 said :

[...]not to mention all the rubbish! some tennants cant be bothered to walk the 10 mtrs to the bin and throw it into the carpark and lists. when i lodged complaints to the body corporate they were ignored.

Maybe they think it adds to the authentic New York vibe. I can’t think of any other possible association between a block of apartments in semi-rural Australia and a massive metropolis on the other side of the world.

#11
c_c™3:48 pm, 31 Jan 14

Quality not so good? It’s the consumers’ fault.

#12
Spectra9:31 am, 03 Feb 14

HiddenDragon said :

And the pictures make them look so good. I know someone who was thinking of buying there, so I took a look at the exterior, out of curiosity, and thought the appearance was fairly brutal, and was amused at the block having a name that is presumably supposed to conjure up images of NYC sophistication – not quite the impression you get from the street.

The hilarious thing, of course, is that anyone who’s actually lived in a New York apartment (at least one of the traditional brownstone ones) will tell you that it’s a miracle the damn things are still standing at all. The idea of living in a “New York style” apartment is only appealing to anyone who’s never lived in a real one. If I didn’t know better, I’d say the apparent build quality was simply an attempt to emulate the namesake :)

#13
richardwhite11:01 am, 07 Mar 14

Yes the New York Appartments in Queanbeyan is not a quality building, I know as I also live there, lucky for me as I only rent. Most of the residents I speak on the ground floor units on the high side have mould problems and the agents do nothing to fix, one pregnant couple even had to relocate elsewhere their unit was that bad, that unit is still for lease 2+ months later. The quality of the units is ‘nothing has being finished off properly’, my unit and units both sides of me the outside area fills up with water as there is a ‘hump’ between door and drain! The under ground carpark has major water leaks whenever it rains, so peoples storage cages/area get wet so they cannot store items. I am not sure if the landlords of rented units know of these problems as the real estate agent who claims to have most of the rentals doesn’t seem to bothered with these problems. Avoid buying New York Appartments Queanbeyan.

#14
HiddenDragon12:22 pm, 07 Mar 14

The report on last night’s local ABC TV news was a reminder of similar problems on this side of the border – shoddy building practices and ineffective inspection.

#15
A_Cog2:41 pm, 07 Mar 14

HiddenDragon said :

The report on last night’s local ABC TV news was a reminder of similar problems on this side of the border – shoddy building practices and ineffective inspection.

Abso-fu#king-lutely. ACT inspectors are a bunch of lazy or corrupt tossers. Fu#k ‘em all. Those slacker pr!cks have essentially burdened buyers of renovated homes with bills of thousands of dollars (or more) having shoddy work re-done which was only discovered in the months after they bought the property. The pre-sale inspection reports are a complete joke. What is the alternative for buyers? Have potential buyers pay for their own inspections by electricians and plumbers and carpenters and engineers? That is the problem inspectors were meant to solve.

Another piss-poor job by the ACT gubmint, refusing to regulate effectively for things that matter. But quivering every time something meaningless comes up, like a heritage tree or a city bike rack.

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