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Monday September 9, 2013 MYT 7:23:44 AM
Worrying: The cracks on the wall of Vidhya’s house in Section U10, Shah Alam.
SEVERAL housebuyers in Section U10, Shah Alam have complained that cracks have formed in their new homes.
S. Vidhya planned to renovate before moving in. She purchased the house in 2010.
“I got the keys to my house about a year ago and noticed the cracks.
“I contacted the developer who sent a contractor to mend the cracks but they still appeared after each rectification.
“I cannot do any renovation until the existing problems are fixed because if anything goes wrong, we will be held responsible,” she said.
She wants to hire her own contractor to do the work but has yet to get the green light from the developer.
“According to the sales and purchase agreement, we can be reimbursed for hiring our own contractors.
“I have given them three chances, how can I trust them to rectify the problem? I want to do it myself and they should reimburse me for the cost,” she said.
Vidhya also showed StarMetro a few other houses which also have cracks.
Another housebuyer, K. Jeevah, also said the tiles in the bathroom have cracked.
He is willing to let the developer mend the cracks but is worried that the warranty period will expire by then.
A spokesman for the developer said new cracks have not reappeared after rectification.
“Our consultant civil engineers have advised that the structure of the houses are safe.
“As a responsible developer, we will rectify defects within the 24-month liability period as provided in the sales and purchase agreement.
“Housebuyers will not be reimbursed for hiring their own contractors,” he said.
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