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September Occupancy Thread of Shame
#16
An informational article, asking an expert questions about what to do:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-...19?cmp=rss
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#17
You will notice that most of these projects that miss the original occupancy date are completed by a developer who also acts as his own general contractor.


Most times it pays to hire a professional.
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#18
(09-04-2017, 08:12 PM)NotStan Wrote: Does this thread mean we're going to have a ION Readiness Thread of Shame?

I think it could easily have one.

"ION will be ready summer 2017...fall 2017...spring 2018.......fall 2018.......spring 2019....ok, the tracks are starting to rust and fall apart......Bombadier to shutter offices."
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#19
Waterloo's TheHub almost ready, but tenants unhappy with ongoing work

Quote:Most tenants have finally moved into TheHub, a condo owned by Accommod8u, after weeks of delay due to construction not being finished.

But some residents tell CBC News there are still a few things that are unfinished.

Most of the concerns involve non-functional air conditioning, garbage chutes, insufficient laundry machines and an on-site gym that is no longer being built.

"We had a bunch of people who specifically actually moved to TheHub because of the gym being part of the building, and now it's no longer underway," said Daniel Anderson, a tenant and moderator of a Facebook group where tenants have been voicing their concerns.

And it goes on, and on, and on.
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#20
(09-21-2017, 11:23 AM)JeffH Wrote: You will notice that most of these projects that miss the original occupancy date are completed by a developer who also acts as his own general contractor.


Most times it pays to hire a professional.

Most often the case indeed.

Also worth following the money (I mean, if you could...). There are a lot of overseas investors who just throw money at (edit: or, partially own, what have you) developers, especially in smaller residential projects.

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It's a shame The Hub is setting up to be a bit disappointment for those who were interested. It *looked* good, at least. We'll have to see if they can please their customers despite the lag in being finished. If they hope to maintain a positive reputation in the future, I'm sure they will.
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#21
Hmm, just about two months to go.

Do we have any ideas on what projects will be this year's "winners"?
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#22
https://www.reddit.com/r/uwaterloo/comme...ht_not_be/

258 Sunview is looking likely to miss their "guaranteed" September 1 occupancy.
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#23
Am I missing something, or did we manage to not have any issues this September?

What ended up happening with 258 Sunview?
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#24
258 B and C were ready on time, A missed by at least a few days.

https://www.reddit.com/r/uwaterloo/comme...58_sunview
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#25
With so many student housing buildings this was unfortunately bound to happen:  https://www.therecord.com/news-story/902...-waterloo/

So do I have to worry if I post a not so glowing review about a product on Amazon?
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