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Special Report 專題報告 以一個普通的500呎單位為例,詹濟南每平 方呎收取4.50元服務費。他認為大部分人欠 缺驗樓經驗,然而他也提醒業主不應吹毛求 疵。他說:「若承建商要執漏的地方太多, 他們便不想再改,因為他們知道怎樣改也無 法令你滿意。我發現外籍業主是比較挑剔 的,要求又高,認為承建商必須跟隨他們的 指示去做。我只會把可合理修補的瑕疵列入 報告中,而我對所有樓宇都採取相同標準, 對所有發展商或承建商亦一視同仁。」詹濟 南亦以相同標準檢驗內地物業,他說:「內 地房屋單位不及香港的耐用,這並非用料質 素,而是承建商做事太馬虎。」 秉持專業操守 至於檢驗二手樓,滲漏、結構瑕疵、水管生 鏽、電線殘舊等問題屢見不鮮,其中最常見 的是樓上單位滲水,隨時令業主得不償失。 他說:「我會請二手樓業主先傳送照片給我 看,從中判斷單位的問題,然後再推介可靠 的裝修公司給他們。」 至於考慮翻新單位的業主,他提醒,有些無 良的裝修公司會先以低價博取合約,繼而不 斷加單,最終令裝修費倍增。他強調,買家 必須提高警覺。他指出:「我可以替業主檢 閱報價單和合約,以確保所有必要的項目都 包括在內。不過,由於業主必須預先支付合 約金額的60至70%,有些較差的裝修公司會 威脅罷工,業主只能被迫就範,否則一屋爛 攤子,兼且損失合約首期。」 詹濟南認為,新鴻基與南豐是香港最佳發展 商,這兩間發展商會在交樓前修正樓宇的缺 陷,因此旗下的物業比較耐用。近年來,詹 濟南邀請了不少房地產律師或相關的專業人 士舉辦研討會或講座,兩年前更創立了一系 列獎項,表揚最佳物業及最佳發展商。有關 獎項將於今年3月5日頒發,得獎項目包括新 鴻基的i·UniQ譽都、信和集團的 和,以及隆益投資的昇御門。透 過頒發傑出獎項,詹濟南希望鼓勵發展商提 高樓宇質素,讓市民安居樂業。 Contractor Hits Tsim has inspected flats in greater China using the same standards that he applies to properties in Hong Kong. “In general, mainland Chinese flats are not as durable. Not because of the materials they use, but because of the sloppier work by contractors.” In second-hand purchases, the problems Tsim encounters can increase exponentially. Leakage, structural issues, rusty drains, ancient wiring and other issues can turn a cheap find into a money pit. “For these owners, I ask them to send me photos first,” says Tsim. “I can usually tell what the problems are 80 percent of the time and then I will recommend a contractor. The most common problem is water seepage from another flat above.” For owners considering renovating their properties, Tsim warns that unscrupulous contractors will bid low on a job to get it, and then issue numerous change orders for items that should have been included in the base contract. Again, it’s a matter of buyer beware. “I can help owners check quotations and contracts to ensure that all the necessary items are included,” he notes. “Since owners have to pay 60 to 70 percent of the contract’s sum up front, wily contractors can threaten to abandon a job unless their change orders are approved. They know that owners will have to continue paying them extra or face a construction site and the loss of their initial payment.” Tsim believes that Sun Hung Kai and Nam Fung are two of the best developers in the city and consistently hand over flats that have a minimum number of issues. “These developers will fix their own defects before handing over,” he notes. Along with the occasional seminar or lecture given by experts such as real estate lawyers and other professionals, Tsim initiated a series of awards to honour the best properties and developers in the city two years ago. Held this year on March 5, the winners included Sun Hung Kai’s i’uniQ Residence, Sino Group’s Coronation and Park Summit, and Ranex Investments’ Chatham Gate. Tsim’s aims are simple. “I hope these awards will inspire developers to do better.” www.clerkofworks.com.hk 16


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