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Mascot Towers residents collect their belongings as they face paying $1million in repairs

Frustrated Mascot Towers residents are allowed into stricken building to collect belongings as they face $1million bill to repair cracked foundations

  • Residents of the towers have been seen carrying their belonging to safety
  • On June 14 it was announced 122 apartments were evacuated due to cracking 
  • The NSW Government announced it would pay in part for emergency housing

Residents of the Mascot Towers have been forced to collect their belongings from their apartments as they are set to foot the $1million bill to repair cracked foundations.

The residents of the building in south Sydney were called to a four-hour emergency meeting on Thursday where they agreed to pay the the special levy by August 1.

People could be seen on Sunday moving barbecues, boxes of items and suitcases after 122 apartments were forcibly evacuated on June 14 following concerns from engineers.  

Residents of the Mascot Towers have been forced to collect their belongings from their apartments as they are set to foot the $1m bill to repair cracked foundations

The angered and now homeless residents used trolleys and bundles of shopping bags to shift their belongings as it was clear they were not returning home any time soon

The angered and now homeless residents used trolleys and bundles of shopping bags to shift their belongings as it was clear they were not returning home any time soon 

Cracks have continued to appear in the building’s 10-year-old foundation structure that could be caused by several factors according to engineers.

Engineers have said the complex could be stabilising but will need significant and expensive repairs.

The angered and now homeless residents used trolleys and bundles of shopping bags to shift their belongings as it was clear they were not returning home any time soon.

One owner, Christian Horn, said they were being abandoned by the government after it was revealed that NSW only offers a warranty for buildings up to six-years-old.

The residents of the South-Sydney building were called to a four-hour emergency meeting on Thursday where they agreed to pay the first million of the special levy by August 1

The residents of the South-Sydney building were called to a four-hour emergency meeting on Thursday where they agreed to pay the first million of the special levy by August 1

One owner, Christian Horn, said they were being abandoned by the government after it was revealed that NSW only offers a warranty for buildings up to six-years-old and leaving owners to foot the bill

One owner, Christian Horn, said they were being abandoned by the government after it was revealed that NSW only offers a warranty for buildings up to six-years-old and leaving owners to foot the bill

Minister for Better Regulation Kevin Anderson announced the government would reimburse payment for up to three months accommodation at a capped rate

Minister for Better Regulation Kevin Anderson announced the government would reimburse payment for up to three months accommodation at a capped rate 

‘The residents from 132 units have fallen victim to the massive failings of the government when it comes to protecting the rights of strata lot owners,’ Mr Horn said. 

Mr Horn set up a Go Fund Me to help raise the first million but so far only $4,000 has been donated for what he said could be a $6m+ repair bill.

Residents will likely be moving in to emergency accommodation after the NSW government said they had to ‘do the right thing’ by the residents.

Adding insult to the owners injury it was revealed on Saturday that hopeful buyers were pitching prices as low as $1000 for the properties previously worth around $770,000

Adding insult to the owners injury it was revealed on Saturday that hopeful buyers were pitching prices as low as $1000 for the properties previously worth around $770,000

Residents will likely be moving in to emergency accommodation after the NSW government said they had to 'do the right thing' by the residents and fund part of their tempory housing costs

Residents will likely be moving in to emergency accommodation after the NSW government said they had to ‘do the right thing’ by the residents and fund part of their tempory housing costs

Minister for Better Regulation Kevin Anderson announced the government would reimburse payment for up to three months accommodation at a capped rate. 

In addition to the funds he announced ‘the biggest shake-up of the construction industry this state has ever seen,’ in attempt to restore confidence in the sector. 

Adding insult to the owner’s injury it was revealed on Saturday that hopeful buyers were pitching prices as low as $1000 for the properties previously worth around $770,000, according to Sydney Morning Herald.

‘We had a lot of ridiculous offers but we take those with a grain of salt. We’ve had offers as little as $1000, $10,000, $100,000,’ MGM Properties Michael Xylas said.

Cracks have continued to appear in the building's 10-year-old foundation structure that could be caused by any number of reasons

Cracks have continued to appear in the building’s 10-year-old foundation structure that could be caused by any number of reasons

Engineers have said the complex could be stabilising but will need significant and expensive repairs

Engineers have said the complex could be stabilising but will need significant and expensive repairs

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