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Should you test air quality of new condo?

Post by danel » Mon, 28 Sep 2020 9:01 pm

We've agreed to move into a new (recently built) condo and one of the real estate agents that we rejected responded with this when they heard what condo we'd had an offer accepted on...

"that's a newly TOP project. Normally people that are pregnant or have a baby are reluctant to rent that due to smell/Formaldehyde. Normally buyer would let it vacant and ventilated for a few months before moving in"

Is that just pure sour grapes or is that actually standard practise in Singapore in terms of allowing the place to be vacant/ventilated for many months before renting? Am I safe in assuming that Singapore standards would be pretty rigorous when it comes to testing the air quality of a condo after a build is completed? Or should I pay for a contractor to test it before we move in?

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Re: Should you test air quality of new condo?

Post by PNGMK » Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:28 am

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Re: Should you test air quality of new condo?

Post by x9200 » Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:36 pm

danel wrote:
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 9:01 pm
We've agreed to move into a new (recently built) condo and one of the real estate agents that we rejected responded with this when they heard what condo we'd had an offer accepted on...

"that's a newly TOP project. Normally people that are pregnant or have a baby are reluctant to rent that due to smell/Formaldehyde. Normally buyer would let it vacant and ventilated for a few months before moving in"

Is that just pure sour grapes or is that actually standard practise in Singapore in terms of allowing the place to be vacant/ventilated for many months before renting? Am I safe in assuming that Singapore standards would be pretty rigorous when it comes to testing the air quality of a condo after a build is completed? Or should I pay for a contractor to test it before we move in?
Buy one of these inexpensive TOVC monitors. If it shows elevated values do the tests.

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