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#76
(09-03-2016, 08:00 PM)Canard Wrote: More Delays for Hundreds of Students in Waterloo

I assume they prepare these stories far in advance, since it happens every year. It's a real shame, and it seems like not enough is being done to prevent it from happening.
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#77
I think three months ago the pace of construction was already too slow to meet a labour day deadline. In a perfect world this should be considered gross negligence and subject to additional penalties. In the world we live in, developers just get away with it.
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#78
Apparently their rental contracts did have some clauses providing for at least alternate accommodation in case of construction delays. Provided that the builder lives up the contract, it's not really negligence, although still not a good thing.

The lessons here are for prospective renters of newly-built buildings: make sure you are adequately protected, as delays are not unlikely. If the contract doesn't provide for any protection, consider renting somewhere else. (Unfortunately condo buyers usually have even less protection from delays than renters do.)
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#79
This has to stop. As renters you should immediately be skeptical at any project that claims to get occupancy on Sept 1. I'd want a few months as a buffer.

As for the developer though, there's got to be some sort of accountability. I know there's really not as delays happen every day in housing.
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#80
Still not ready...

http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/mobile/city-...-1.3067078

Pretty gross that their response is basically "next time be more careful of who you rent from".
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#81
(09-11-2016, 01:48 PM)GtwoK Wrote: Still not ready...

http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/mobile/city-...-1.3067078

Pretty gross that their response is basically "next time be more careful of who you rent from".

Who said that?  I read the story and watched two videos.  Developer offering $1000 if you agree not to ask for more (I would probably hold out unless I were desperate for cash).
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#82
(09-11-2016, 08:24 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(09-11-2016, 01:48 PM)GtwoK Wrote: Still not ready...

http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/mobile/city-...-1.3067078

Pretty gross that their response is basically "next time be more careful of who you rent from".

Who said that?  I read the story and watched two videos.  Developer offering $1000 if you agree not to ask for more (I would probably hold out unless I were desperate for cash).

My apologies, I misread - it was the region's lawyer who said that, not the developer's.
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#83
(09-11-2016, 10:22 PM)GtwoK Wrote:
(09-11-2016, 08:24 PM)tomh009 Wrote: Who said that?  I read the story and watched two videos.  Developer offering $1000 if you agree not to ask for more (I would probably hold out unless I were desperate for cash).

My apologies, I misread - it was the region's lawyer who said that, not the developer's.

Right, that makes sense.  And it's correct.  Unfortunately many students are inexperienced with contracts and building delays so they may end up taking risks without sufficient legal or financial protection.  I don't know what can really be done about that, though, I think this is outside the scope of the cities' regulatory powers.
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#84
http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/mobile/icon-...-1.3070118

Flooding in the tower that was just opened.
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#85
Residents are in Waterloo's Icon, but they’re not getting what was promised
http://www.waterloochronicle.ca/news-sto...-promised/
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#86
Is this one complete?
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#87
I don't think it's quite finished yet.
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