If you dream of having a penthouse in the centre of the city, or near a significant urban landscape, and you can get it, good for you. Now, be careful if you are about to sign the acquisition of a beautiful penthouse – the penthouses are always excellent; There are several factors that you must consider before executing the purchase because they can make your life bitter.
- You will pay more for a floor that has fewer square meters
As we say in the entrance, penthouses are the most demanded apartments and those that have less supply, so that their price per square meter soars between 20% and 40%. People are usually especially faithful to their penthouse. Firstly, because they have paid a significant amount of money, and secondly because they value the privacy and exclusivity it offers. Nobody bothers you, your walls “don’t hear” the neighbour’s conversations, and you have a privileged view many times.
- You will spend your life opening the door to the antennas, the meterreader, the Movistar technician, etc.
The counterpart that the entire community shares the maintenance of the terrace is the so-called easement. That is, the legal obligation we must provide access to the terrace to all types of operators who need to make management that affects any neighbour in the community. They can come to pass a fibre cable, but also settle a few months on the terrace to do work, for example, urgent repair of facades.
- You will be spending a lot on heated floors
We will be more exposed to heat loss since we stand out from other neighbours, and we have no one on top. Therefore, the floor must be well insulated. If the building where we are is new and is built with quality materials, using for example double partition filled with some insulation, we will not have too many problems with this, but if on the contrary, it is old, we will notice it. We must also ensure that the window and door closures, whether made of wood or aluminium, are in good condition and do not leave interstices where the air sneaks in and the heat goes out.
- You will be paying a lot to security companies
A pleasant terrace in an urban building, which is usually attached to others that also have their penthouses with a terrace, is a highway for burglars. The burglars can come and go jumping from one penthouse to another and take our jewels to pleasure unless we are willing to set the alarm and surveillance cameras, or a fence that covers and warrants the views.
- Sunlight will eat thecolourof the furniture and pictures
What we were saying about the south-west orientation is valid for this section: direct light will fill you with joy and warmth, but it will devour the spines of your library books and make that painting that cost you 5,000 euros irreversibly pale. Think about putting exterior and interior blinds. The exteriors will protect you in summer, and the interiors in winter, which is when the sun will enter directly, and more damage can be done to the printing of your sofa. These are the things you should keep in mind when dealing with the Dubai real estate developers.