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quidsin
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Structural Damage with Property

Postby quidsin » Thu, 02 May 2013 4:54 pm

Hi,
I bought a 10yr old condo earlier this year and have now moved in. We noticed a lot of damp in one rooms after a few weeks and the management are not taking any responsibility to rectify.

I was in contact with the previous owner this week who admitted that it was an issue they were fighting the mgmt on for some 2 years and eventually sold up because of it.

I was quite disappointed that this wasn't disclosed to me during the process, does anyone know whether there is any recourse avaialble against the seller for failing to disclose this or is this simply how it works in Singapore - e.g sold as seen ...

thx

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Postby Sergei82 » Thu, 02 May 2013 5:16 pm

You were duped. The only way out is to sell it yourself without disclosing the issue.

Maybe, someone knows a better solution in Singapore.

Just curious: what is the location of that condo and how much did you pay for it?

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Re: Structural Damage with Property

Postby JR8 » Thu, 02 May 2013 10:54 pm

quidsin wrote:Hi,
I bought a 10yr old condo earlier this year and have now moved in. We noticed a lot of damp in one rooms after a few weeks and the management are not taking any responsibility to rectify.

I was in contact with the previous owner this week who admitted that it was an issue they were fighting the mgmt on for some 2 years and eventually sold up because of it.

I was quite disappointed that this wasn't disclosed to me during the process, does anyone know whether there is any recourse avaialble against the seller for failing to disclose this or is this simply how it works in Singapore - e.g sold as seen ...

thx


In the UK you are obliged to disclose any such matters prior to completing a sale. And if you don't or lie, you can get sued.

So
a) I'm surprised your vendor admitted he was aware of it
b) I'm not at all clear why any 'internal' damp problem is the responsibility of management, rather than yourself.
c) Do you know what is causing it?
d) Did you get any form of buyers survey done on the place prior to purchase?


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