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Floor plan doesn't match condo = compensation?

post #1 of 45
Thread Starter 
According to the floor plan, the den in my new condo was supposed to be an open square without obstructions. Now that I have possession, I notice there's a square wall in one of the corners taking up about 4 square feet. I spoke with another owner on the same corner of the building and apparently the space is occupied by a vent, so there's no removing or changing it.

I'm not seeking legal advice, but what happens in situations like this? Any real estate folks kicking around??
post #2 of 45
There is usually a disclaimer someplace on those floor plans that say they might not match actual layouts. How did you miss that in the walk-through? Usually something like this: Floor plans are conceptual in nature and are merely an artist's rendition. These plans are solely for illustrative purposes and should never be relied upon
post #3 of 45
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There is usually a disclaimer someplace on those floor plans that say they might not match actual layouts.

How did you miss that in the walk-through?

Usually something like this:

Floor plans are conceptual in nature and are merely an artist's rendition. These plans are solely for illustrative purposes and should never be relied upon

I missed it because I wasn't thinking. Either way, I don't think the walk-through procedure in my jurisdiction is concerned with legal claims of this nature, but rather with workmanship etc. I claimed it on the 30-day statutory warranty form anyway.

I'll have a look at the floor plan document.
post #4 of 45
nm. You saw the property before taking title. I don't believe you have any claim in this regard.
post #5 of 45
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The building isn't registered. It's only at an occupancy stage right now. I suppose I'll have to contact my RE lawyer.
post #6 of 45
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The building isn't registered. It's only at an occupancy stage right now. I suppose I'll have to contact my RE lawyer.
...In order to do what?
post #7 of 45
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...In order to do what?

in order to be laughed at.
post #8 of 45
In my country, developer are allowed a variation of up to 3% in area.
post #9 of 45
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post
in order to be laughed at.

post #10 of 45
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Originally Posted by Sherman90 View Post
According to the floor plan, the den in my new condo was supposed to be an open square without obstructions. Now that I have possession, I notice there's a square wall in one of the corners taking up about 4 square feet. I spoke with another owner on the same corner of the building and apparently the space is occupied by a vent, so there's no removing or changing it.

I'm not seeking legal advice, but what happens in situations like this? Any real estate folks kicking around??

post #11 of 45
This happened with my place. All of the floorplans in the building were the same, however there were slight variations such as kickouts and angles here and there. The square footage was correct however so I didn't really care.
post #12 of 45
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in order to be laughed at.

+1
post #13 of 45
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in order to be laughed at.

Plus, he'll be able to say he paid for the privilege!
post #14 of 45
^Two thumbs up on the avatar, DR. A conversation I had in SF last week. "Nice place, what's the square footage." "I'm not sure." "Isn't this your listing?" "Yes, but we really don't do square footage here." "What the hell does that mean?" "Well, we don't judge a place by its size." lefty
post #15 of 45
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in order to be laughed at.

What he said
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