I recently purchased an apartment off the plans. According to the real-estate agent, I was getting a 3 bedroom apartment that’s 138m2.
I moved in a few weeks ago and was a bit suspicious about the size of the place, so I measured it up and it was roughly 128m2 and not 138. I got an architect in to measure it, and I was right.
Now the plans I purchased it off stated it was 138m, and I measured every room and the measurements were off by 20cm in each room. After speaking to my lawyer, he stated they can be 10% off and I can’t do a thing about it. I sat back and calculated that if every apartment in was 20cm off in each room, they managed to slip in an extra 6 apartments into my complex.
I also calculated that the apartment cost me $400,000, so that’s roughly $2,898.55/metre at 138, considering I only got 128m, I should only pay $371,014.49.
Does anyone know of anything I can do about thing? It’s $30,000. Shouldn’t the real-estate agent be done for false advertising? I know if woolie were selling there stuff 10% lighter than they state, they’d be in all sorts of trouble!!!!