‘king leaky’ sent in a batch of condo repair pictures from Fairview, a neighborhood particularly hard hit by the leaky condo debacle.Â I’ll be posting the others over the next couple of weeks, This first one is located at 1350 west sixth avenue and looks sort of majestic with its soaring scaffolding.
In the late 90's, I was in the market for a condo & the toss-up was a studio in the then-new "Space" building on Seymour or a 2BR/2BTH 950sqft condo in Surrey … I went w/ the Surrey choice & had 4.5 years of hell living there. The condo wasn't leaky, but squeaky … I finally had enough & sold in 2001 & kicked myself for not moving into the concrete building downtown. I then was in the market again & looked at a unit for sale in Space, & was told of an upcoming $1 million+ assessment on it (something about the tiles used on the building's exterior were 'indoor tiles' & water had seeped behind them) … I didn't think a concrete highrise was prone to leaks, but I was proven wrong. At least I stopped kicking myself… Read more »
Yes unfortunately concrete buildings leak as well and they are very expensive to fix – look at this shot of 1188 Richards for an example of what a concrete tower undergoing repairs looks like. This is from the photos page on this site.
is there a builiding in Fairview that has NOT leak repairs?
Makes me think about all that tax-payer money wasted on the Royal commission into leaky condos 10 or so years ago – it seems to have been money well spent!
DaMann, I think thats right – I used to work near there, Its at the foot of Hemlock street near the Granville st. bridge and I think its less than 10 years old. There are a lot of buildings down there though so we could be mistaken.
Is there a database of condo addresses anywhere that you can check construction dates and repair data? That would be very handy. I know building age can be found on the MLS if a unit in the address is listed (this one doesnt seem to be)
IF this is the one I'm thinking about then it was only built around 5-7 years ago. Not sure though.
How old is the building? Hard to tell from the picture 🙂
They don't call it the Fairview Leaks for nothin'