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Construction issues resolution in Sydney - Part 10

Got some positive results - one of the major defects was fixed!

The issue was scratches on all glass panels - sliding doors to the balcony, windows etc. All of them were scratched during construction phase.
As per contract of sale it has been responsibility of vendor to rectify. They first denied it and tried to impose it on the builder. The builder insisted that it's not their problem.

In January 2014 the owner took a right approach and contacted the vendor every week until finally 24/06/2014 the glass has been replaced!

It took 2.5 years to fix the issue!

Some people say that it might have been easier to replace it at the owners's expense than to wait for so long.
I disagree with this, because the owner paid money already for a quality product. The vendor signed a contract where obligations and responsibilities are outlined.
What surprise me is that how easy it is for people to not comply with their duties in a hope that the other party will just give up.

Other defects rectification is still underway. The builder keeps delaying the works even though the Tribunal ordered to finish the rectification within 2 weeks. It's already 10 weeks past!

Stay tuned for more news on this one.

Other posts from this story.

Also have a look at my post regarding strata living and what to look at before and when you buy a strata unit.
 


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