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Even buying an apartment in a luxury building, you are not immune from various defects and malfunctions. If them in time not to discover, after the housewarming, you expect...Competently taken an apartment in the new houseEven buying an apartment in a luxury building, you are not immune from various defects and malfunctions. If them in time not to discover, after the housewarming, you expect cold, drafts and considerable expense to fix the "sins" of builders.The contract is worth more than moneyTaking the Builder of the apartment, you need to be very careful. Moreover, it is desirable to examine not only their "squares", but the whole house, including the roof, basement and floors.First of all, read the text of the Treaty. It must be specified the list of interior painting (finish) вЂ“ that is, in what form you rent an apartment. And based on what is actually provided by the developer, you can require revisions or corrections are made," says Vladimir Herman, head of marketing Department at Kyiv Housing-invest."It's important to get the builders to fix defects before signing the act of acceptance-transfer", says Sergey Kostecki, leading specialist of Department of marketing company SV Development. If the future tenant will not make them in the act for correction, after passing to achieve anything from the builders to be extremely difficult. And in the house, put the state Commission, all the problems will have to solve at their own expense.Housewarming with the expertBut to detect defects on their own can not every newcomer. Also, workers often go unheeded "unprofessional comments", not agreeing to pay them in the act.To defend our rights as a consumer, to take the apartment better with a professional, independent expert invited from the company. He inspects the apartment and will make an official report. In addition to the list of defects and deficiencies, it will link to all the existing standards and the state standards that have been violated by the developer.With this list we can safely lay claim to the builders. The developer is obliged to make in their preliminary inspection of the apartment. And only after the defects shall be signed by the final act.Compared with the cost of correcting defects on their own, services of appraisers will be much cheaper. Usually they start at 1.500 USD. for one apartment.Even if the managers of a construction company in a hurry and put pressure on you, do not agree to sign the act of acceptance of the apartment with deficiencies. Otherwise eliminate the defects at the expense of builders will be almost impossible.If you have to abandon the signing of the act, the developer may cancel the contract unilaterally. You will get a refund, but they would sell less demanding tenant. But this will only happen if your claim does not confirm the expert.8 common defects in new buildings1. If you move into the apartment on the top floor, ask the expert to believe the quality of the roof. Otherwise you will be forced to "patch" the hole in the roof at their own expense.2. Residents end apartments, especially on the last two floors, can deal with a lack of wall insulation. These apartments always cold, and winter freeze wall and covered with condensation and mold. If you do not define this defect upon acceptance, after you solve the freezing problem will be very difficult.3. Owners of apartments on the first floor may be faced with another problem. If time does not detect the violation of waterproofing the Foundation and floor slabs between the floor and basement, the apartment will be constantly damp and mould. To eliminate such a defect is very expensive and difficult.4. If the house floors are made of wet concrete slabs that had lain under the snow and rain, dampness within two to three years will be the concern of all residents. But before the repair this defect is easily remedied: just drill holes in the ceiling and through them to release water.5. Poor sealing of the joints of walls and balcony slabs adjacent to the facade. In winter, these joints will freeze on the ceiling and walls are wet. It can ruin even the new repair.6. Poor quality window units. With this defect is faced in almost every newcomer. Remember that cheap window units with the cheapest fittings installed in haste, will be felt during the first heavy rain.7. Keep in mind that the reason the floor is uneven can be a bad cement screed. This problem is not solved aligned, because the field is invisible voids and cracks. If such a coupler to put the finishing floor, six months later, it will become worthless.8. It happens that in the new apartments there is no air exchange. Even worse, when they find backdraft (summer in an apartment blown warm air, and in winter ice). As a consequence, in summer heat, winter cold, dampness, mold and fungus.