Pay attention to the Agreement Clause before buying a house
Many disputes between developers and consumers arise due to the lack of consumer understanding of the sale and purchase agreement clause. As a result, they only found out there was a problem later after the agreement was signed. the lack of understanding often makes consumers’ bargaining power weak.
So far, developers always provide standard contract contracts before transacting with prospective buyers. In the existing clause, the developer contains a number of exceptions that often harm consumers if not examined. “The contents, consumers cannot make a change. For critical consumers, potentially harmful clauses will certainly be protested. Although, often the protests submitted will not change the clause. But at least, they have understood that there are things that are harmful, so they can take steps preventive Problems arise when consumers tend to be passive and do not want to read the contents of the agreement.
They only know the signature of the agreement clause. After problems arose, they only understood that there were exceptions. For example, because of economic conditions, prospective buyers are forced to stop unilaterally purchasing property from the developer. But there is an obligation clause to submit a 20 percent advance in the agreement. If before that amount is reached the prospective buyer stops unilaterally, the down payment is forfeited. “If the unit price is Rp. 1 billion, he just paid Rp. 50 million or Rp. 100 million, the money is forfeited because it has not reached 20 percent or 50 percent. This is not allowed,” he said. Sularsih also reminded every residential buyer, both site and apartment, to understand every buying and selling clause given by the developer.