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Our building is 68 years old and the original windows in my unit has not been replaced since. The strata chairperson carries out a survey and it confirmed that all of the windows in the whole building has not been replaced. Some has been repaired and glazing replaced but of poor quality. On aside I shop around and get two quotes to replace the windows on my unit. The quote I received was $12k and from a company who later quoted for the window project in my building.
The Strata committee put forward a motion for a special levy to replace all the windows. Quotes were received from different window companies and the most competitive quote was selected. Each unit special levy was calculated based on lot entitlement.
I was surprised that my share of special levy was $5k more than the quote I received to replace the same number of windows in my unit!
Could it be that the committee chose an expensive quote?
It does not seem right that I’m paying more for a “bulk work” (where the contractors all quoted with a discount) than a “one off/ piece work”.
Any thoughts? Can I get the strata committee to divulge all quotes receive for the work and how these has been evaluated?
Thank you all for your response. We will have an AGM on 22 Sept so all comments are welcome.
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