Saturday, October 16, 2004

Palm Spring Damansara... Does this Developer care at all about their purchaser?

Kota Damansara, Selangor.... Petaling Jaya, this township will expand by another 2,180 units of condominium coming end of the year2004, with the "handing over ceremony" of the Palm Spring Damansara Condominium project.
Congestion problem! Pollution! Yes, but that is another story. The problem I am bringing up am about unscrupulous developer that delivers slip shoddy, underpar abode to the purchasers.
Palm Spring Damansara Condominium Project located in Sek 13, Kota Damansara, PJ is the epitome of how low a developer can reach in search of profit at the expense of the purchaser. The Developer, Muafakat Kekal Sdn Bhd and it parent Company.... which is the Main Contractor, Gallant Acres Sdn Bhd, does not listen to its customers. They also think that the customer are stupid people with deep pockets which they can dig.
Here are my observation of the Palm Spring so call resort homes :
  1. The units are leaking heavily due to poor waterproofing. Leaks spring from the ceiling from cracks that is simply due to poor workmanship and quality of material used. The Waterproofing material is supplied by the relatives of the developer?!!?
  2. Hairline cracks are everywhere!! The main door, windows and ceiling are ringed with cracks, which the Developer have claimed is safe. Safe?! But I will be staying in the unit not the Developer!!
  3. The tiles of that is supplied and laid is not as per the specification in their brochure. Further the slipshoddy workmanship is pathetic! You have different shade of tiles trailing along the common corridor and in my unit! I can only describe it as an irregular chessboard.
  4. Plumbing. I visaited my unit.... and guess what? The unit is flooded as the common bathroom's plumbing outlet is missing.
  5. To be continue......
My research into the developer shows that the Ready-Mixed Concrete Company that supply concrete to the project is 100% proxy owned by the Developer!!! And to increase the intermediary profit margin of the RMC, I believe quality of the concrete may be comprised.
I am so sad and upset at the developer. I hope that all buyers that the extra precaution to check out the background of the developer and their track record. I did not and am paying the price for it.
Palm Spring proclaimed that it is a resort home! Yeah indeed, a resort from hell!