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I’ve had a water leak issue in my apartment from the balcony above mine for 2.5 years now. Carpet in the bedroom, skirting boards are moudly and ruined. Tack strip nails have rusted away and cracked the concrete they were drilled into. Holes were cut in my walls 1.5 years ago and still remain. At first, BM told me to figure out where the water was coming from before they would help. It’s since been found that the water is getting in somehow from the balcony above.
The last few times i’ve tried to get something done, they’ve brushed me off by telling me to contact some building engineers to try and find the problem (i assume at my cost) The last time they arranged to come out to take a look themselves but didnt bother showing up nor contacting me. Last december the owner of the flat below mine came to see me because the bedroom ceiling in their apartment was damaged from water and leaking. This is directly below my balcony. The same cladding is applied between the floors and the apt below mine also has the same issues/evidence of water leak in the sliding windows that mine has. Nothing has been done about that one either.
Basically i just want it fixed. The only thing the BM does reliably is send the bill each quarter.
Any tips on getting them to actually respond and act? We are in Victoria btw
Ps, this was spurred on by the article: https://www.domain.com.au/news/melbourne-apartment-defect-horror-leaves-owner-with-health-issues-1065199/ – My wife is usually waking up each night coughing and has breathing problems now. We almost bought into that atria building 6 years ago. It seems we ended up with something just as bad.
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