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Bait and switch

Q: I read your article on Beauty of Pre-sales – where it says to take a picture of the show suite. But if anything is different after the actual condo has been built, does a purchaser have any recourse to challenge the sales team for misrepresentation? I have been told that there is a clause in the disclosure statement that absolves them from anything that the sales centre shows as to how the finished product will look like – the clause ‘all sales brochures, models….do not form part of the contract’. Is this true?

A: I do not know what contract you signed.

I certainly would add a clause that the materials used and standards of excellence presented in the show suite must be also present in the finished suite. Isn’t that why you are buying?

Have you lawyer word it appropriately.

Why would they use different materials in the show suite and then change it? And if so, better to know up front.

Much success,

Ozzie

About the Author

OZZIE JUROCK (FRI) is the author of Forget About Location, Location, Location. Ozzie Jurock is also president of Jurock Publishing Ltd.

Peter C. Newman in his book Titans called him a Real Estate Guru. Vancouver Magazine called him one of the 45 brightest people in Vancouver. Ozzie Jurock appears every 2nd Wednesday on Global TV News Hour. He also authored the book: Forget About Location, Location, Location and has written hundreds of published real estate articles in the Vancouver Sun, Business in Vancouver, the Globe and Mail, the Western Investor and dozens of magazines. (List of published articles.) Several thousand people have subscribed to his monthly and weekly newsletters Jurock Real Estate Insider and Jurock’s Facts by Email.

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