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Is this legal???

Postby woodchuck » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:50 pm

I just survived fifteen (15) days without electricity here in a condominium project in Huaral.
As the property has its water from wells, I also had to endure no running water.
As there are many condominium projects in Peru, I am wondering if any other expats (or others) have experienced this serious problem - as my monthly maintenance fees have always been paid on time.
This is a classic BREACH OF CONTRACT by the owners as they were not timely paying the electric company.
I welcome your serious comments on how to proceed - please.
Would this be an issue for INDECOPI or other government agencies?
Thanks for your help in advance.
PS - I doubt apartment owners could get away with this without serious ramifications.


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Re: Is this legal???

Postby Formidable 1 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:38 pm

woodchuck wrote:I just survived fifteen (15) days without electricity here in a condominium project in Huaral.
As the property has its water from wells, I also had to endure no running water.
As there are many condominium projects in Peru, I am wondering if any other expats (or others) have experienced this serious problem - as my monthly maintenance fees have always been paid on time.
This is a classic BREACH OF CONTRACT by the owners as they were not timely paying the electric company.
I welcome your serious comments on how to proceed - please.
Would this be an issue for INDECOPI or other government agencies?
Thanks for your help in advance.
PS - I doubt apartment owners could get away with this without serious ramifications.


Peru has one of the lowest rural electrification rates in Latin America; currently, there are 4.2 million people living without access to electricity.

http://www.powermundo.com/the-challenge ... s-in-peru/
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Re: Is this legal???

Postby woodchuck » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:03 am

Good info, but how does this help my situation?
Thanks.
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Re: Is this legal???

Postby jumpinjack » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:31 pm

woodchuck wrote:Good info, but how does this help my situation?
Thanks.

With 4.2 million without electricity, seems you are are not alone. Doesn't help but you are not the only one.
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Re: Is this legal???

Postby woodchuck » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:12 pm

I would have electricity if the owners would pay the electric bills on time!
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Re: Is this legal???

Postby jumpinjack » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:01 am

Well, if the owner does not respect a renter who pays on time, you should just move.
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Re: Is this legal???

Postby Formidable 1 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:05 am

I would think that some of those 4.2 million people living without access to electricity are without electricity because the owners didn't pay the electricity bill on time so once again, you are not the only one.
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Re: Is this legal???

Postby woodchuck » Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:55 pm

Re: Is this legal???
Postby jumpinjack » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:01 am

Well, if the owner does not respect a renter who pays on time, you should just move.

I have some $60,000 invested with improvements; I AM NOT A RENTER.
I can't just move.
Are you familiar with - CONDOMINIUM projects?
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Re: Is this legal???

Postby woodchuck » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:01 pm

Re: Is this legal???
Postby woodchuck » Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:55 pm

Re: Is this legal???
Postby jumpinjack » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:01 am

Well, if the owner does not respect a renter who pays on time, you should just move.

I have some $60,000 invested with improvements; I AM NOT A RENTER.
I can't just move.
Are you familiar with - CONDOMINIUM projects?
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Re: Is this legal???

Postby jumpinjack » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:59 am

woodchuck wrote:Re: Is this legal???
Postby woodchuck » Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:55 pm

Re: Is this legal???
Postby jumpinjack » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:01 am

Well, if the owner does not respect a renter who pays on time, you should just move.

I have some $60,000 invested with improvements; I AM NOT A RENTER.
I can't just move.
Are you familiar with - CONDOMINIUM projects?

SORRY! You stated the OWNERS did not pay the bill. That is sort of gave the hint that you do not own anything.
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Re: Is this legal???

Postby woodchuck » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:05 pm

In a CONDOMINIUM project, the owners own the improved land & the purchasers own the homes.
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Re: Is this legal???

Postby Formidable 1 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:34 pm

woodchuck wrote:In a CONDOMINIUM project, the owners own the improved land & the purchasers own the homes.


Why don't the purchasers have their own individual electricity bill?
Sounds more like a commune project.
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Re: Is this legal???

Postby Yonos » Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:51 pm

It is not legal, but it is unlikely that the authorities will do something about it, the best thing you can do is go somewhere else.
How well written is your rental agreement?
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