[First filed: September 16, 2008 @ 10:26]
The CT brings word that all is not well in the Kingston Foreshore with the fit and finish not quite matching the price tags:
- Owners of expensive new apartments in Kingston are battling developers, with complaints including leaking roofs, flooded basements and equipment failures.
Body corporate representatives at The Landmark, The Viridian and The Gateway, where two-bedroom apartments command more than $460,000, say they believe the paying of private certifiers by developers who approve buildings is fundamentally flawed.
Landmark apartment owners spokesman Gary Petherbridge said developers banked on owners not kicking up a fuss because it would undermine property values and problems were widespread.
Is it wrong to take a little bit of smug satisfaction from calamities befalling the owners of high priced yuppy-boxes?
UPDATED: 2604 has added a postscript:
- Just as a post-scriptum to this: Bovis have, inexplicably, come to the party. They are meeting with all residents to inspect unit defects and will then set about rectifying them. I had my inspection yesterday and they seem very genuine.
Nice to see someone taking responsibility for their mistakes and looking to make amends.