With defects on the minds of everyone in the apartment world, there’s a whole lot of finger pointing going on.
Developers are saying engineers should be certified, strata owners say developers should be certified, and some people say anyone thinking of buying an apartment should be certified (but not in the same way).
But it makes you wonder, when everything in our lives has some kind of rating, why don’t the people behind the biggest single purchases most of us will ever make have to compete for consumer credibility?
You decide to go on holiday and before you’ve even checked the price of flights, you are scouring the internet to see how other travellers rate the hotels where you’re thinking of staying.
You need a new kettle and you go to comparison sites looking for the fastest, quietest or funkiest appliances which, after all, are only required to boil water.