Please Inspect Your New House To Avoid Unnecessary Drama

On Friday last week, a video of a man smashing his luxury condominium nearby KLCC went viral on social media. In the video, he angrily complained about the poor quality workmanship over the condo unit that he bought worth approximately RM 2 million!

Not pleased with his purchase, the man then used a hammer to smash the tiles and even marked the cracked areas with red paint.

Statements like, “I will make it my life’s mission to screw your company,” and “I will make it into your new ‘showroom’. It will be opened 24 hours, available to all residences,” can be heard in the videos.

According to a senior civil engineer, Paul Lee, while it is common for home buyers to get excited when receiving their keys from developers, they should first inspect the house immediately. He said that developers will not take any action once you’ve start renovating the property. Hence it is essential that you do a house inspection.

If you do encounter such situation with your new home, here’s what you can do.

  • Perform a house inspection by hiring a building surveyor, which can cost a few hundreds.
  • Or self-inspect with this checklist. 
  • File the complaints to the developers in a period of 24 months or within the expiry if the defect liability period.
  • If no action is taken, then visit the Ministry of Housing and Local Goverment official website to make your report.