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September Occupancy Thread of Shame
#11
(09-01-2017, 01:54 PM)Spokes Wrote: This is not new.  Any student who rents a unit that is slated to be completed on Sept 1 should expect this,

Universities educate their students about many perils of adult life. I don't see why this couldn't be occasionally included.
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(09-01-2017, 02:11 PM)Markster Wrote:
(09-01-2017, 01:54 PM)Spokes Wrote: This is not new.  Any student who rents a unit that is slated to be completed on Sept 1 should expect this,

Universities educate their students about many perils of adult life. I don't see why this couldn't be occasionally included.
Apparently they do.  The last question in the FAQ is about new buildings not completed on time.

https://uwaterloo.ca/off-campus-housing/...ant-rights
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#13
The city also has updates available:
http://www.waterloo.ca/en/living/Multi-u...uction.asp
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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#14
(09-01-2017, 10:10 AM)urbd Wrote: This phenomenon happens in the development industry as a whole. There's no single (large) construction project that meets its original occupancy date - ever.

One of the developers in the area who claims to "never miss a closing date" is Fusion Homes, which includes their large Metalworks project in Guelph. As far as I know this holds true. Trade-off is though is risking a 11th hour rush job to meet this committment or having several incomplete items (while meeting minimum occupancy requirements under the Building Code) at occupancy. 

Love this idea for a thread by the way. I saw a story on CTV that there were a few incomplete Sage developments this year by IN8. Anyone know more info on this?

I've also updated the list to include the developer of The Hub.
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#15
Does this thread mean we're going to have a ION Readiness Thread of Shame?
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#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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(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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