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Measure twice and build once

Post by Ian » Sat May 28, 2016 2:43 pm

So, what happens when a new apartment building (six units @ around 50 million yen each) is 30cm too close to the boundary?
Looks like they are going to move the whole building!
Will try and get another pic in the near future.
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Re: Measure twice and build once

Post by gonbechan » Sat May 28, 2016 7:49 pm

Woah! What happens in cases like that?
The verandas are almost crossing the boundary.

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Re: Measure twice and build once

Post by Zasso Nouka » Sun May 29, 2016 6:21 am

That's classic Ian, do they have to knock it all down or do you think it's possible to negotiate with the owner of the other property ? I mean if I was the house owner next door I might be persuaded by a very substantial goodwill payment and by substantial I mean eye wateringly high payment or maybe a gift of the top two apartments.

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Re: Measure twice and build once

Post by Ian » Sun May 29, 2016 6:18 pm

The story so far, from one of the neighbours I know with around 4m to their boundary, so no problem for them, is that the other two neighbours aren’t interested in selling so it looks like the construction company is going to lift the building and shift it to comply with the legal side of things i.e. 1m+.
Last week when I looked, they had dug out under the building.

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Re: Measure twice and build once

Post by Zasso Nouka » Mon May 30, 2016 6:41 am

That brings a whole new meaning to the phrase 'Moving house' :lol:

It's a monumental cock up all the same, you've got to wonder how it wasn't flagged up numerous times while the construction work was going on. Nevertheless is could be quite spectacular come the day of the move to see the whole structure moving and no doubt could provide some hilarious comedy if something should go horrifically wrong and end up with the building toppling over.

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Re: Measure twice and build once

Post by Funasshi » Mon May 30, 2016 4:49 pm

Man, I wouldn't want to be the new owner of a newly built house that has been forced to move.
I am no expert in buildings but somehow the moving takes away some of the newness. Wonder if it is still stable...

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Re: Measure twice and build once

Post by iamsen » Mon May 30, 2016 11:09 pm

Reminds me of this story.


Couldn't they have just removed the balconies of the offending units?
Seems like much less of a hassle (and cost).

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Re: Measure twice and build once

Post by Funasshi » Tue May 31, 2016 11:52 am

Amazing, the Swiss story.
I wonder if the red balloons are supposed to help lifting :lol: like the movie "Up"

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Re: Measure twice and build once

Post by Ian » Tue May 31, 2016 6:52 pm

Pic today. There are jacks underneath now and they expect to finish by the end of June.
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Re: Measure twice and build once

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