Jason Storer, the Certifier who issued an interim occupation certificate for the Merhis Auburn Tower is under investigation.
Was Mr Storer employed by the developer, and if so, did the developer exert pressure upon the Certifier to issue the occupation certificate?
Following which Merhis was able to get customers who had bought apartments off the plan to settle!
In which case it would seem the developer ought be under investigation!
MEANWHILE the Fair Trading investigation into Maurice Freixas who issued an occupation certificate for Peak Towers, the apartment building next to the Mascot Towers which the owners allege was the cause of the cracking in the Mascot Towers.
The Commissioner will be able to withhold occupation certificates so builders or developers will not be able to force buyers to settle on properties with defects.
If a buyer has taken a bank loan can they obtain insurance so that they are not forced in a predicament like this to either lose their deposit or buy and hope for the best?
Now that this development is under investigation what does that mean for the protection of the buyers investments?