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A real estate agent has warned of buying property "off-plan" after he and his former wife won a long battle over a Takapuna flat which fell well short of the promised designs In a decision released this week, the Court of Appeal ruled in favour of Dougall and Patricia Love, who bought the unit off the plans from Auburn Apartments for $707,750 The Loves, now separated, later cancelled the agreement on the unit in the upmarket Maison Apartments, after finding many of the promised features missing as it neared completion They were taken to the High Court by the developer and lost their case, but won on appeal - a reversal which brought to a close the stressful battle that had taken a toll on both of them Advertisement Advertise with NZME The appeal court agreed with the Loves that the master bedroom and balcony was substantially different from the original plans, and they had every right to cancel the agreement While happy with the reversal, the drawn-out fight had caused ongoing stress, and the financial cost of the case had ruined their dreams of buying a new home, said Mr Love "I think [the decision's] only fair but quite frankly it's been a long time coming and we've had to jump through hoops to make it happen "It has been a very, very distressing, long, eye-opening process and I wouldn't wish it on anyone," he said The Loves, both real estate agents at the time, wanted to buy an apartment to live in after their children left the family homeIn particular, they wanted good-sized bedrooms and a balcony for outdoor entertaining A glossy brochure for the Takapuna unit detailed a balcony 1.8m wide, big enough to fit a table and six chairs, and a master bedroom with room to move between a pillar and queen-sized bed, said the court judgment Related articles: NEW ZEALAND Real estate agents guilty of multiple cases of unsatisfactory conduct 17 Feb, 2012 3:45pm 5 minutes to read NEW ZEALAND Hotchin island hideaway for sale 18 Feb, 2012 5:30am 3 minutes to read NEW ZEALAND Makeover on grand scale 19 Feb, 2012 5:30am Quick Read NEW ZEALAND Disgraced agent's drink-drive history 19 Feb, 2012 5:30am 3 minutes to read Towards completion the balcony was reduced to the size of a "smoker's balcony" and pillars intruded into the bedrooms, Mr Love said The court ordered Auburn Apartments, now in receivership and liquidation, to pay the Loves' appeal and High Court costs The developer's lawyer, Simon Judd, said he was disappointed with the decision and was awaiting instructions from his client - APNZ Print this article Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Show more Bookmark this article Share on Facebook facebook Share on Twitter twitter Share via email email Share on LinkedIn linkedin Share on Google Plus google-plus Share on Whatsapp whatsapp Share on Pinterest pinterest Share on Reddit reddit Trending Topics Warriors slay Dragons Swedish DJ Avicii dies North Korea halt nuclear tests James Comey memos Advertisement Advertise with NZME Latest from NZ NEW ZEALAND Person trapped after car hits tree in New Lynn 21 Apr, 2018 4:49pm Quick Read NEW ZEALAND Rotorua locals rally for their rescue chopper 21 Apr, 2018 12:47pm 5 minutes to read NEW ZEALAND Aurora Australis enthusiasts capture 'one of the best' 21 Apr, 2018 3:53pm 2 minutes to read NEW ZEALAND Rare kidney disease floors Mr Whippy 14 Apr, 2018 3:55pm 4 minutes to read NEW ZEALAND Russell Simpson and three mates head for Himalayas 19 Apr, 2018 3:08pm 2 minutes to read Most Popular NEW ZEALAND Kiwi passenger recalls horror of United flight 811 19 Apr, 2018 3:08pm 6 minutes to read WORLD Boy told no by mum still embarks on solo Bali holiday 21 Apr, 2018 3:01pm 3 minutes to read ENTERTAINMENT Avicii's dark demons revealed 21 Apr, 2018 2:15pm 5 minutes to read Advertisement Advertise with NZME Trending on NZ Herald ENTERTAINMENT Last picture of tragic Avicii as stars pay tribute 21 Apr, 2018 5:14pm 5 minutes to read Avicii was seen just days before his death posing with fans at the luxury resort in Oman NEW ZEALAND Kiwi passenger recalls horror of United flight 811 17 Oct, 2015 8:04am 6 minutes to read On February 24, 1989, Suellyn buckled herself into United flight 811Here is her story WORLD Boy told no by mum still embarks on solo Bali holiday 21 Apr, 2018 3:01pm 3 minutes to read 12yo boy takes parent's credit cards to go on Bali holiday by himself after mum says no National Business Sport Property World Entertainment Lifestyle Travel Technology var pb_global={pageName:"NZH National Article",pageId:"r2Jonk2QkUbOPq",contextPath:"/pb",isAdmin:false,layoutEngineName:"",environment:"",resourceToken:""}; !function(n,t,c,e,u){function r(n){try{f=n(u)}catch(n){return h=n,void i(p,n)}i(s,f)}function i(n,t){for(var c=0;c

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