Wednesday, March 23, 2005

10 Things I Hate About The Management

Dear Management of Palm Spring Damansara,

Here are 10 things that I have spotted after staying in the condo for 4 months and would like to write a formal written complaint about the following issues:-

a) It's OK if there are no rubbish chutes on every floor. You could at least compensate by having litter areas at a designated spot. Do not expect us to carry dirty, smelly and heavy bags of garbage into the lift, go all the way down to the ground floor, walk across the car park before disposing of the refuse in a huge bin no kid can reach. Oh, almost forgot, then there's the journey back too.

b) Its fantastic to know that the badminton court is ready! But wait, where are the notices informing residents like us about the opening? Or anything else for that matter? Or is this suppose to be a private court for the management to rent to outsiders and earn a nice profit on top of the management fees? Also, where is the promised gym, or is that kept in the dark on purpose?

c) There is a f**king big hole in front of the car park entrance and its been there since Saturday, I don't have issues if people are working on it but its just left there, gory... unpresentable and worst of all dangerous. Kids and pregnant women who are not careful might trip and cause grievous hurt to themselves and to think it covers the whole walkway, do something about it, NOW.

d) The pool use to be a fantastic place for relaxation and a rejuvenating swim, now its a cesspool of dead leaves, micro-organisms and god-knows what else. You were very punctual when you collected the fees, why can't it be the same when you have to clean the pools? Oh and also the landscape'd' park, its falling apart because nobody took the effort to water the plants. I did not know that the park was a temporary benefit.

e) When I wanted to install Astro during CNY, you guys ask me to hang on because the MATV satellite is not ready and I am forbidden from installing the dish. Back then, I only have to pay RM 99 for installation with a follow-up payment of RM 80 per month. Now that the satellite is finally ready, you expect me to pay you a frigging RM 250 for installation and activation exclusive of the frigging monthly charges, have you do your math or do you think we are plain dumb about the commission you are getting?

f) When will you decide to re-renovate the walls, exteriors and faulty lights on the walkways damaged by the contractors? NO, don't blame it on the external contractors, the wall is full of graffitti by these so-called appointed contractors of the management. Bet they paid to scribble as well huh? Now the renovations are mostly done in some blocks, we residents would appreciate if these defects are rectified IMMMEDIATELY.

g) For goodness sake, this is a mid-end condo and we are paying RM 200 per month with an average of 200 units per block, and you can bloody afford to put a proper decent signage with embossed silver? You have to paint the block number in black like some cheapo low cost flat. Also did anyone realize the floor no. is always on the left of the lift and not on the direct opposite, so how is anyone inside the lift gonna know which fucken floor they are on?

h) The meter rooms are constantly left open after inspection. When we were young, our parents taught us to keep doors closed and I guess these people have no such common sense. Kids might go into the room and fiddle with the mechanism causing a breakdown, worse yet it will electrocute the damn kid. Be more cautious of simple things like that.

i) For motor and GP racing, there is the Sepang circuit. If you can't afford a 1500cc motor, go race with your Juara on the LDP for all I f**cking care, the parking lot is NOT your race track and your dumbass guards are endangering the life of people when they go at high speed in the wee hours in the morning. (yes some people are still awake) Oh by the way, ask them to stay awake when they are on duty and take a bath before they come to work, they stink so bad I have to hold my breath sometimes.

j) Last but not least, Malaysians have remained passive for WAY TOO LONG. This is our home and we will not allow people to take advantage of us and shortchange us because we keep our mouths shut. Stand up for what you believe in and fight for what you think is right.

Thank you.
Furious Resident

7 個吹水的人:

At 8:46 PM, Blogger Lancelot95 said...

There is always something you can complain on but I do know that sometimes the management cant really care about it.

Its only when the thing gets into the press or a resident committee give an ultimatum or court ruling that SUDDENLY the management will say "Oh, we didnt know ".

Its crap, its stupid and its so inefficient but thats some of the property law that is too protective of developers that there is abuse happening.

 
At 1:56 PM, Blogger Vernon said...

Well said dood. Better to do something then just sit down and take the shit.

I hope you used th exact words in your letter to them.

 
At 8:52 AM, Blogger julieya_rose said...

Well said resident. As another resident of Palm Spring, I have to agree on few of the issues that you have highlighted. I strongly agree on the rubbish placement issue, on the numbering of the floor,the condition of the pool, the gym, and also on the state of the park.
I'm staying at BLOK F on the 14th floor, I realised that there are number of times that the lights on the floors are not turned on after 11 pm.
Last wednesday on 18th May 05, did you know about the minor landslide at the construction site (shophouses area)?

regards,
another concerned resident

 
At 8:52 AM, Blogger julieya_rose said...

Well said resident. As another resident of Palm Spring, I have to agree on few of the issues that you have highlighted. I strongly agree on the rubbish placement issue, on the numbering of the floor,the condition of the pool, the gym, and also on the state of the park.
I'm staying at BLOK F on the 14th floor, I realised that there are number of times that the lights on the floors are not turned on after 11 pm.
Last wednesday on 18th May 05, did you know about the minor landslide at the construction site (shophouses area)?

regards,
another concerned resident

 
At 3:34 PM, Blogger steffiee said...

I am totally agree on few of the issues that you have highlighted too.In fact, i need to raise another issue that was happen on 5th July and i am very disappointed and disturbed by the theft that has occurred at my unit.My guest shoes at the doorstep was unfortunately been stolen!wonder how could this happen?? worse still,requested to check on CCTV with the guards, but not surprise, the CCTV is not functioning at all! my god! i really urge the respective authority to look into these matters seriously without delay.

p/s: to all palm spring residence,beware of shoes theft!!

Regards,
resident fr Blk-A

 
At 6:13 PM, Blogger Marco said...

You are all right. I hv been residing in Block F for 7 months now and don't see much of an improvement apart from the "newly erected Damansara Palace restaurant, in which I really don't see a point having. I mean cmon, let's be practical. A "Tai-Thong" type restaurant within the vicinity of a residential condo.

Another thing I'm pissed off at in regard to the PSC management is the fact that they have the nerve to send me a 6 month accumulative bill of my monthly service charges (plus sinking fund) which amounts to a whooping RM1000 ++. This is a huge burden especially since we only get our bonuses at the end of the year.

The list goes on....unfinished repairs on defects, rude behaviour of security guards, barely presentable landscaping at the outer part of the condo (facing the street), no signage to indicate name of condo etc.

How do we put an end to all these misery's. I guess the best would be to bring all these "crappy stuff" about PSC and its management to media attention.....

I hope one of us would...

 
At 2:02 PM, Blogger mediator said...

After being in this development from the inception to the completion,
I must admit that many efforts had been brought into these ventures
to make it as good as possible. However, I must admit that the
degree of workmanship, like others in the Malaysian context, are much
below the acceptable CONQUAS (Singapore) standard. There are rooms
for improvement indeed. No doubt, many has been spoken about this
very neighbourhood which I am living from the headlines of water and
electricity issues to cracks and car parking matters, I believed that
the residents in general must evaluate those actions so taken by the
claimed resident's representative to an extend of where shall we go
from here?

Car park facilities: - As long as the strata title has not been
issued, the entire development is under the jurisdiction of the
developer. Additional car parks had been, from the day 1, assigned to
a developer's subsidaries. Uncovered car park too, after much issues
have been raised, been converted into private car park, in order to
avoid future dispute by all parties concerned. Visitor car park might
be levied parking fee at an hourly basis to avoid resident's abuse.
All owners who had not purchase additional car parks, will not be
given accessories parcels on the assigned parking bay. However there
will be an allocated car park as stated in the Deeds at the
jurisdiction of the management - which mean to say, you don't own the
parking lot. On the other note, these were the repercussion of the
actions so taken by the resident's representative.

The resident association (RA): - seems to be changing names and not
so much news on the incorperation with the RoS let alone from the
latest meeting with the Selangor Housing Board, there seems to be an
effort to change their objectives from the role of a guardians of
resident's rights to the new role of seeking an interest to run the
management coperation. I strongly believed from day 1 that the role
of the management shall be saparated from the role of the RA. These
changing of roles without proir agreement from the resident at large
may eventually put the resident interest in a back seat against the
self interest of the said committee. Assuming that one day the RA has
taken the role of management, without the extra financial inputs from
rentals of facilities which had been removed by the developer in the
first place, occupancy loads are minimal which mean maintenance
charge collections are minimal, how would it be possible for the RA
to run the entire show? Trust me, no one at this point is wealthier
then the developer and it will spell disaster when the RA themselves
which may eventually has a split in opinions when money are
concerned, to actually maintain the entire development.

Maintenance Fee : - I presume that many of us were told not to pay up
due to some kind of issue of legal technicality between PSD Services
and the developer. However all must understand that such a demand was
raised by a handful of the resident and not a collective whole. I was
informed that the developer is ready for a dialouge with the
resident's representative if and only if their locus standi had been
established or made known in the first instance to establish such a
forum not otherwise all residents who are in default of their legal
obligations under the deeds are personally liable.

Conclusion : - I believed that up to this point, the trees are
growing and the pools have been cleaned, business in the canteen is
operating, defect teams are around to rectify the defects, the guards
have been doing their duties and our friendly SAM the manager in
hunting boots is running up and down to render us, the resident, his
services. All these could only have been possible with the support of
all resident to make this place a little paradise in Kota Damansara.

 

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