I moved into my unit as a tenant just over a month ago after being given notice of having to move out of my old place since the owner was moving in. Let me just say it's been a bit of a rough start. I understood what I was getting into moving into a building that was under construction, but there are some problems that went well beyond the scope of acceptable 'hiccups'.Great head-on shot there in the last photo, Jimmy! The design and proportions of this skinny tower are awesome, but I'm looking forward to hearing about the owners' personal experiences living there and the more-than-expected deficiencies in a BJL development.
Sorry - but not so. There are quality builders whose product is truly ready for occupancy when the first residents move in. There are also other builders who are comparable or worse than what was described here. To generalize and say that this applies to all developers, or to say that the only reasonable alternative is to rent in a completed building - come on.....I don't mean to undermine what you're saying but the issues you stated are fairly common during this stage of construction. Renting in a completed building would probably be more up your alley.
I said fairly common and stand by it. I'm not surprised by any of items listed here.Sorry - but not so. There are quality builders whose product is truly ready for occupancy when the first residents move in. There are also other builders who are comparable or worse than what was described here. To generalize and say that this applies to all developers, or to say that the only reasonable alternative is to rent in a completed building - come on.....
I own 2 units in this building and while the site is still under construction, I would disagree with the statements made about the quality of the work in the units. I've purchased from Brad Lamb and Harhay Construction before and I've never been disappointed. While there may be issues that need to be resolved from the PDI, I have no doubt, that once registered this will be an incredible building. Time will tell! The quality of the finishes in the units are very good aside from paint touch ups which are common. The hallways, amenity space and lobby still need a lot of work, but I was told the building should be registered in August. I do agree that occupancy should have been delayed 2-3 months until March rather than December. I've owned units at Parc Lofts on Stafford and East Lofts on princess, both boutique buildings built by Harhay and I think most would agree that both buildings are fantastic now that they're registered, but both also went through these pains, if not on a smaller scale given the size of the buildings.I was speaking to one of the workers in the elevator and asked him how things were going and he said quote, "This project is being rushed and things aren't being finished properly." I honestly tend to agree with him. The fit and finishes of the unit are sub par. Flashing around the floors and windows don't fit and are loose. Framing around doors don't match up. Even one of the walls isn't straight!
I get that buyers want to move in asap, and that investors what their units occupied quickly as well. But when the elevators are breaking down, the heating goes out (during the coldest month on record), the lobby isn't even built, hallways and pretty much everything else is under construction and covered in dust and dirt, maybe they should wait... a little longer, before letting people move in.