Friday 20 July, we traveled to Manila for a weekend trip to attend our house turnover at AMAIA Scapes Bulacan. We bought this house from pre-selling in 2015 and finally after three years, we got our keys.
Our unit is a Twin Home, 129 square meters in a corner lot.
Initially, we wanted their Single Home unit but that time it’s already sold out. It’s good to have combined Twin Home units but we just chose one. Our agent Dior helped us to chose our unit which is facing east.
AMAIA Scapes Bulacan, a project of Amaia Land Corp is conveniently located along Pandi Road, Sta. Maria Bulacan which is a 15-minute drive from Bocaue exit.
Rainy Saturday Turn Over Day
A day before the scheduled turn over, I received a text message from AMAIA agent reminding us to be on time at 10:00 AM.
We left the house at 7:30 AM to avoid the traffic. From Tandang Sora, Quezon City we used Waze going to AMAIA Scapes Bulacan. It was a smooth drive along NLEX. We arrived one hour ahead of time even though there’s a heavy rainfall.
When we reached AMAIA Scapes Bulacan, the security guard asked what is our unit address and who is the owner to verify in his record book. He let us in and told us to go directly to the office. Luckily, the rain stops so we went down from the car and explore the playground in front of the AMAIA office.
Alea, the agent who will assist us in the turnover session was already there when we arrived before nine o’clock. She told us she’s just waiting for the “go signal” before we can go to our unit. Meanwhile, she showed us the model unit of Twin Pod and the Single Home.
This was our first time to check all the showrooms.
Finally, we received the signal to check our unit.
When we went into the unit, we were greeted with a simple gift and there’s a welcome banner from AMAIA. We took some photos in the banner first before we roam around.
We didn’t get the welcome gift with rice, salt, etc. (photo below) only the box from Nutri Asia. They also have a welcome banner and we received a keychain from AMAIA.
My mother-in-law first spotted a hole in the roof until we saw two more holes.
There are leaks at some part of the walls due to heavy rains.
We pay close attention to the holes and the wet walls because that’s a major repair, even in the toilet roof there’s leakage. We were attended by an Engineer from MDC and he took photos as well.
We didn’t expect that we will saw defects from them because it’s a bare unit. EJ listed things that needs to repair on the punch list. We are hoping that we will receive an update as soon as possible about the progress.
All AMAIA Scapes units are handed over bare. No ceiling, no flooring, cabinets, and partitions which gives us home owner the freedom to design the interior. The walls are built using Smart Load Bearing Blocks that provides a very solid finish. Makati Development Corporation (MDC) is in charge of construction which is Ayala’s own construction company. Further assurance is given to homeowners with a one-year warranty on workmanship and materials used.
All units have provision for expansion with restrictions that we need to check in the blueprints. There’s a construction bond and we need to submit the design before doing the interior or exterior expansion.
Our turnover went smoothly, good thing it was raining heavily and we spotted a lot of leaks/seepage. We’re really hoping that problems we spotted will resolve as soon as possible. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
We attended AMAIA Orientation after the visit on our unit, and EJ did a lot of paper signing. We had all documents including Deed of Absolute Sale, copy of TCT, as-built plan, etc.
Overall, we like AMAIA Scapes Bulacan location, area, and the security. The house size is 47 square meters, it’s small but the corner lot is spacious. We also like it’s 12-meter wide road and wider sidewalks. There’s more work if we want to beautify the interior but doing basics can make our unit livable.