Saturday 13 August 2022 06:40 AM Sydney developer Toplace denies claims of structural defects with Canterbury ... trends now
Furious apartment owners have been ordered to fork out thousands in emergency repairs to their complex, despite the developer denying there are structural defaults.
A 80-unit block at Canterbury in Sydney's south-west has 'significant' structural problems' and requires supporting beams in the basement car park to ensure the building stays upright, according to NSW Fair Trading.
It comes after an engineering firm employed by the owners' corporation to conduct an inspection raised concerns about the building's structural integrity, sparking an urgent meeting between the strata manager, Fair Trading and the building commissioner.
Toplace, run by controversial developer Jean Nassif, has denied claims that immediate safety works are required to ensure the complex doesn't collapse.
Leith Dawes is among the unit owners who were ordered to foot the bill 'in the short term' having already forked out thousands for repairs and other costs.
Toplace has hit back at allegations there are structural defects with a complex development in Charles Street, Canterbury
'This could all cost tens of millions of dollars to repair – several structural engineers have already said that,' Mr Dawes told the Daily Telegraph.
'It's well beyond the average apartment buyer to try and work out