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BH, Chan says:
  Friday, September 27, 2013 at 3:37:43 PM
   
  Dear Sir/Madam/Ms,

Good afternoon.

Please advice whether there is any Penang based Building inspector?

What are the fees for a new Double storey house (vacant and just VP)?

Thanks.
   
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Chooi, Lim says:
  Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 6:47:31 PM
   
  How could i get the developer to rectify some slanted wall and uncompact ground where I could see soil is coming out from weep holes during DLP as they claim that minor variance is acceptable?
   
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Ho, Karen says:
  Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 6:35:07 PM
   
  Dear Sirs,
I need to seek for your urgent help to advise queries and doubts as below:

I am owner of 1 unit service apartment (41.8 square metres) come with furniture, fixtures and fitting with one bedroom, one bathroom and living room at by getting CCC on date 04 Julai 2016 and getting VP on 30/10/2016, for about 1 year and 11 month since VP until now I am not able to move in to my unit due to the shoddy workmanship and material provided by the developer refer items A to R below. The defect liability period is going to over by 18th September 2018.

The delay for rectification due to dispute of rectification defects and recurring defects after rectification.

Furthermore, due to the shoddy workmanship, product and material causing butterfly effect and recurring for the defect. That had been at least 2 times of rectification for same defects but still not able to rectify the defects.

On top of that, the developer request difference counterpart for inspection all defect by appointed 3 times their appointed architect to inspect the defect and last verify the defect by their appointed QC personnel. However, there are inconsistency saying the defect need to rectify especially hollow floor tile rectification that architect mention there are tolerance limit for floor tile and another counterpart of architect mention only 1 tile had hollow causing there are a lot of hollow floor tile not rectify.


Below doubts and queries need to seek for your advice:

1.It is valid and can I refer Qlassic first edition 2017 ( Qlassic Quality Guidebook 2017 for homeowners)and CIS 7:2014 construction industry standard for my service apartment where I get CCC on date 04 Julai 2016 and getting VP on 30/10/2016 but my unit DLP period is 2 year from 19/09/2016 to 18/09/2018 as reference/benchmark to identify defect by resolve dispute with developer for the defects identify base on benchmark Qlassic and CIS 7:2014?

2.It is valid and can I refer CIS 7:2014 (Construction Industry Standard) and Qlassic Quality Guidebook 2017 for homeowners as reference/benchmark for identify the defect for tribunal case? Because I am doing self inspection defect for my service apartment by identify defect refer to Qlassic and CIS 7:2014 during defect liability period as I find a number of defects as below:

List of defect yet to rectify by developer
A)recurring hollow/crack/chipped floor and wall tiles,
B)loose capping at the M&E outlet,
C)water seepage due to the shoddy water proofing at bathroom also the contractor hack the wall and floor tile for replacement new floor for chipped tile without apply water proofing layer,
D)faulty bathroom basin due to leakage from stopper chain hole as drill hole same level with the overflow output of basin,
E)mouldy aircon ledge cause by the shoddy workmanship of rectify the crack on the aircon ledge using mortar cement which shoddy workmanship during construction phase cause blockage of mortar cement on the drain for allow rain water flow.
F)patchy window frame,
G)loose window arm,
H)unaligned kitchen cabinet doors due to overweight of the extra piece wood fitted on top panel of the kitchen cabinet,
I)uneven skirting legs for kitchen cabinet,
J)uneven surface and hairline crack on the wall below of window frame and entrance door frame due to vibration capacity,
K)crack on body trap,
L) faulty smell from the bathroom washer trap,
M)rusty chin of window rail,
N)rusty nut of wardrobe,
O)rough/ chipped switch at living room,
P)Floor Grouting finishing with rought,chalky stain mark,crack,uneven tone for entire floor for living room, bedroom and bathroom.
Q)the leakage water from the bomba
Paip which is design without pad lock where there is water leakage and water seepage on the corridor wall from 17 floor to my unit 15 floor .(refer picture attached)
R)hairline wall crack on the entrance door frame.

3.The QC appointed by developer mention that it is invalid refer to Qlassic for reference as I am getting CCC on date 04 Julai 2016 and getting VP on 30/10/2016 but my unit DLP period is 2 year from 19/09/2016 to 18/09/2018 where Qlassic launch on year 2017 especially for the defect loose capping at the M&E outlet. It is true it is invalid to refer Qlassic where I getting VP and CCC on year 2016 where Qlassic launch on 2017 moreover the use of Qlassic and CIS 7 2014 is voluntary and does not itself confer immunity from legal and contractual obligations?

4.Refer to point 3, hence is it invalid to acquire building inspector/assessor with qualify Qlassic to inspect the defect for my service apartment as I am getting VP and CCC on year 2016 where Qlassic launch on 2017 moreover the use of Qlassic and CIS 7 2014 is voluntary and does not itself confer immunity from legal and contractual obligations?

5. There are no Qlassic benchmarking under the Sales and Purchase Agreement. But, the developer adopt Qlassic as part of the measures in identifying defects. Does this mean I can refer to Qlassic and CIS 7:2014 for resolve the dispute of defect with developer as a reference benchmark and as a reference benchmark for identify defect for tribunal?

6. VP until now which the defect liability period over for my unit donít had strata title, Who should I complaint and escalate the issue as the resident had already highlight this issue to the developer before formed mc about the individual not getting the individual strata title.

7. Did I had the right to get to know the name and company of the architect who appointed by developer to inspect my unit and did I had the right to join inspection together with architect appointed by developer ?

8. Did I had the right request/know the inspection outcome report after onsite inspection by developer appointed architect? Did I had the right to contact the appointed developer architect to get the outcome inspection report?

9.Do I had the right to ask and request developer to provide the product name of the material they use, remedy/application/method to rectify the defects, to know the product is mean to rectify the typical root cause so that are no recurring defects?

10. Does the developer should or obligate to provide the inspection outcome report with remedy accordingly after the inspection of the defect in my unit done by appointed developer architect?

11.Does the developer contractor no obligation to provide information about the product name of the material they use, remedy/application/method to rectify the defects, does the product is mean to rectify the typical root cause so that are no recurring defects?

12. How to check the non functional floor trap for washing machine are as there are bubbles rising from the trap?

13.Is there any method or tool can be use to prove water seepage and shoddy water proofing at bathroom ?

As there are water seepage and water mark/damp rising appear at my bathroom outer wall where due to shoddy workmanship and damage the membrane water proofing by hack the wall and floor tile for replacement of new floor and wall tile of chipped tile by contractor and the contractor not apply the water proofing layer to the bathroom.

Also, the affected area where adjacent area there is build in wardrobe it is difficult to see the water seepage and water mark appear on the wall which is block by the wardrobe.

14.Can I request the developer to rectify the standard water proofing for entire bathroom that 1.8 m for wet area and 300mm for non wet area base on point 8 circumstance ?

Where the developer agree to hack the wall and floor tile for one side/area to apply water proofing which appear water mark and did not rectify the water proofing for entire bathroom.

I understand that the standard typical water proofing need to apply 2 layer overlap water proofing for entire floor and wall but that will destroy the overlap water proofing by hack the wall and floor due to vibration and hack through the layer of initial water proofing this will cause water seepage as not rectify entire bathroom with standard water proofing.

15.Is there any method or tool to evaluate whether the crack line on the wall of window frame and door frame is due to structure crack or due to vibration capacity?

16.Does using silicon sealant or PU sealant mean to rectify the crack cause by vibration capacity?

17.In Malaysia had any enformence that water seal in the trap must be in certain level to retain/seal water to avoid foul smell from the bathroom washer trap? As currently, not only my unit of house had foul smell but a lot of unit of house complaint the foul smell.

18.Any method and tool to check the root cause of foul smell from the wash trap come from?
I am concern there are leakage from sewage/excrement paip cause the strong foul smell or there no water seal in the trap.

19.Can I had a list of developer/contractor voluntary compliance to Qlassic as of to date as there are not available in CIDB and Qlassic website?

20.Does the design of this type of bomba paip (refer to picture attached) is compliance to CIDB or standard of bomba enformence as I not able to categories this type of bomba paip under wet/dry riser or sprinkler and I not able to evaluate and check according with guide CIS 7:2014.

Also, this type of design had problem of water leakage or accidently open or loose the close tap as without pad lock as currently past 2 month happen 2 case of water leakage and paip burst one case in my tower level 17 floor another case is another tower level 17 that cause water seepage to lower level and affected the plaster ceiling and flood the corridor.

20. Can I made complaint and get help from CIDB ,Rehda and PAM beside log the case to tribunal as below issues

Where I did not provide inspection defect report but only provide sign copy of the floor map mention only 1 tiles got hollow instead that are many hollow floor tiles. But I was told they will provide defect inspection report after the inspection from the appointed architect by developer with regards of same defects especially for the hollow floor tile.

Also, as mention by architect there are tolerance limit for hollow floor tiles where I find it is not true according to CIS 7 2014 there are no tolerance limit for hollow floor tiles.

On top of that, with the 3rd time inspection by architect appointed by developer that mention by developer and the appointed architect by developer that I will be provide outcome report of the defect after the onsite join inspect with the appointed developer architect. However, I did not get the expected outcome report and the developer told me there are no communication at all about the outcome report will be provided to me but I had been waiting 1 month plus for architect inspection defect report and 2 month halt all the rectification job just waiting for the architect appointed by developer to do onsite inspection and getting the related outcome report.

12.Can I log the defect complaint to developer to complaint or which government authority to complaint the aircon ledge mouldy cause by the blockage of mortar cement on the aircon ledge drain for allowing water flow which the aircon ledge is located above my unit and belong to above owner as the mouldy on the aircon ledge affected my unit as it is act as a roof external finishes for my unit as the aircon ledge located above my unit.

I feel miserable and helpless as all the defects listing below is not rectify and in dispute/unknown status . The defect liability period is going to over by 18th September 2018.

With refer to above mention I hope you able to help to come onsite advice and inspect my unit or can you recommend building inspector with qualification and experience with verify not only visual but also technical check on water proofing bathroom, paip leakage, checking the water seal trap due to foul smell from washer trap, checking on the crack on the wall,plumbing and electrical check,dampness & leak check,crack& settlement check,water pressure & electrical safety check,window lock/frame workmanship check,workmanship compliances,ventilation check for my unit. As I need strong supporting to prove the defect need remedy accordingly at tribunal.

You may contact my hp 017-2079388.

Hope that you able to revert as soon as possible.

Thank you.

Regards,
Karen



   
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