HDB BTO Singapore: Defects Checking (Blog review by Estella)

HDB BTO Singapore: Defects Checking (Blog review by Estella)

Article first published at Estella Goh, link: http://estella.sg/hdb-bto-singapore-defects-checking/   We purchased premium flats from HDB but the contractor that built our estate did a pretty bad job for many of the units. I know of people who rather accept all defects existing, then have their contractor do up whatever necessary in order not to delay the renovation process but personally, eye glaring defects are not something I would accept. Our defects check and rectification was completed in a little less than 3 weeks – very short time, considering that defects rectification normally takes 2 weeks for each round. I didn’t do everything “right” right away and there were things I would have done differently if I had known earlier so here’s a sharing of the experience for information. THE DEFECTS LIST Upon key collection, you will be provided with a set of form (see below for sample), to fill in  with a list of defects spotted in your new home. The number of defects you have is really a matter of luck but for a start, please ask for more or you’d end up photocopying on your own. The period for submitting a defects list was 7 days from key collection for my estate. Be sure to check what is the period for your estate. DEFECTS CHECKLISTS There are defects checklists available on the internet. You just need to do a search for them, print them out and you can check for defects on your own. I found one checklist quite comprehensive and here’s the link to it (note: I found it on the internet, click at your own risk). Defects Checklist DIY OR HIRE...