Four months into the occupancy phase, and this condo is far from complete.
If you’ve never seen what the common elements of a condo looks like during “occupancy,” perhaps this video will enlighten you…
Yes, I’m whispering because I’m afraid of a resident coming out and shouting, “Why the hell are you FILMING in my hallway?”
I hope that audio wasn’t too bad…
I’ll admit – I was here the other day, I saw that condo with no front door, and I just had to come back and film it. I couldn’t resist.
I have colleagues that argue, “That’s just what you get with pre-construction. You know….get used to it!” I think that’s a terrible attitude.
Builders in Ontario can do whatever they want, and as my pile of letters from West Side Lofts gets larger and larger each time they move back my occupancy date, I wonder rhetorically, “What can we do?”
Nothing. We can’t do anything.
Unless you consider not buying pre-construction condos an answer, which is something I subscribe to.
I bought into West Side Lofts in 2005, so the fact that I’m going to take possession of this property in September doesn’t mean I still advocate buying pre-construction.
Who’s job is it to clean up the industry?
The Ontario government?
But seeing a video like the one I posted above showing a condo after four months of occupancy, can you imagine what it’s like after one day?