Neo Vertika – Living in a War Zone (pictures)
If the building, Neo Vertika, were a stock, I’d be selling it short all day long! This is a follow-up to a previous entry that I wrote on May 21, 2007 entitled, “Shoddy Construction at Neo Vertika?“. Now, there is no question about it.
When I wrote that piece, I had heard about all kinds of problems from residents including three major water leakages, the sprinkler system needing to be replaced in the entire building and each individual unit, and the air conditioning system being unusually loud. I didn’t realize just how bad it was until today. A client of mine, who is renting a Penthouse unit at Neo Vertika, sent me some pictures of the present condition of his condo unit. He began his lease at the very end of April and still has not been able to move his belongings into the unit. It goes without saying that he is looking to break his lease and get his money back. After seeing the following pictures I don’t blame him one bit. Work to replace the sprinkler system in his unit began last week, and he was told that it would take a total of 2-3 weeks. This is occurring in each and every condo unit in the entire building! Neo Vertika is not even one year old yet.
Imagine how high the cost of insurance will be for the building after all the work has been completed. I’m predicting that within the next six months, the association will increase maintenance fees and/or declare a special assessment. If that happens, which I feel is inevitable, prices at Neo Vertika will surely continue to head south.