Hello there! Can’t believe it has been almost 2 weeks since I last posted. I’ve been awfully busy the past couple of days – settling the new house and taking care of Agent D who was sick.
On to more exciting things…we have finally gotten the keys to our apartment back home (!!!). WHEEE. It’s our very first place under both our names which we are paying off (bit by bit of course) on our own. Hence the strong sense of home-ownership. *so proud*
Here are some pictures of the grounds:
However, the joy of collecting our keys was short-lived. Then came the headachy part…the defects inspection (lonnnng) process. Both Agent D and myself do not have a trained eye whatsoever in looking out for defects. Seeing how our fellow neighbours uncovered MANY defects (literally hundreds, some had over 600 defects) on the Facebook group, we decided to engage a professional defects specialist – Ronny from Ark Interior.
That turned out to be the BEST DECISION EVER. For $400, Ronny’s services include 3 rounds of defects inspection: first inspection and filling up of the defects list, joint-inspection with developer, and final inspection to check that the defects have been rectified. Any additional visits required of Ronny are chargeable at $100/trip/hour.
Ronny made use of various equipment and tools to carry out the defects inspection. Here are some pictures of the defects in our home:
There were a total of 170 defects (or 13 pages worth of defects) found in our home. *horror*
Some common defects were uneven plaster and painting, chips and scratches, cracks, hollow tiles, poor fittings and joints, debris in drainage pipes, and the list goes on. According to Ronny, these things are considered ‘defects’ only when they exceed the tolerance level stipulated by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) in Singapore.
Our home will undergo defects rectification by the developer over the course of the next one month. Will update again after the final handover!
When I was a young girl, I loved building doll houses and buying miniature furniture to decorate their insides. Now I finally get to do up an ACTUAL house. Whoooop. Can’t wait to buy matchy matchy furniture. 🙂