A group of disgruntled condo owners are taking their grievances to court in the form of a $6.5 million lawsuit against a well-known developer, alleging breach of contract among other issues.
“a community of design-centric buildings” … “drenched in designer details” …
When the marketing brochures came out for Six50 King, a condo project on the stylish King West strip near Bathurst, the hyperbole was effusive. The promises were too – for a luxury property with upscale amenities designed by award-winning Munge Leung.
The problem is – say the condo owners – that Leung didn’t design the building at all. In addition, they allege that both the building (including the individual units as well as common areas) was furnished overall in a “materially different and inferior manner” than those glowing brochures promised.
According to the court filing, the condo owners only discovered last year in 2014 that Munge Leung had not designed the building. The lawsuit claims that his name was used only as a marketing ploy.
Along with breach of contract, the suit alleges,
- construction deficiencies and
- unjust enrichment.
As some observers have noted, these kinds of issues often arise when condo projects are proposed and even sold years before construction actually takes place. Deals can change and contractor arrangements can fall through.
The Condominium Act is currently under review by the provincial government. There is already a stipulation that developers must give buyers notice of any “material changes” to the agreement, to give buyers an opportunity to back out.
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