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Guidance On How To Distinguish The Waterway Area And Heart Wall Area When Buying Apartments

When buying an apartment, many people often wonder and even do not know what the concept of waterway area and heart wall area, resulting in trouble later.

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What is the waterway area?

The waterway is the calculation of the area measured by surfaces the water can spread. Overseas, the waterway area is also known as the carpet area. The waterway area includes the wall area of the room inside the apartment and the area of balcony, loggia (if any) attached to the apartment.

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The waterway area does not include the wall of the house, the wall dividing the apartment, the floor area with columns, the technical box inside the apartment. When calculating the area of the balcony, the entire floor area is calculated, in case the balcony has a common area of the wall then starting from the inner edge of the common wall.

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Illustration how to calculate the area of use of apartment (waterway area)

What is heart wall area?

Heart wall is the way to measure the area measured from the heart of the wall. The heart wall area will include the wall of the house, the wall dividing the apartment, the floor area with columns, and the technical box inside the apartment. Reading here, people will think that using waterway area is better than heart wall area, but considering the possibility of exercising ownership and limiting disputes, selection of heart wall area is a more reasonable approach. Because the dense space in the walls is not useless in every case. For the walls only to separate the apartment without force, people can use to attach to the decorative things, put the structure there to support the cabinets, trusses and other ancillary designs for the apartment … Thus, measuring apartment by heart wall area will determine the boundary of exercising owner rights, as measured by waterway area will not be able to do that.

So what is the area of the apartment listed in the pink book?

Previously, when Circular 16/2010/TT-BXD was still in force, lawmakers allowed the investor the right to choose one of these two methods of calculating the area for application in the Purchase and Sale Agreement. This leads to a lot of troubles between the investor and the buyer because usually, the investor will choose the calculation method of hearing wall area, the reason is that this calculation will increase the actual area and reduce the price of the square meter of the apartment, create interesting psychology for buyers. The house buyer will get damages not only in terms of actually using area but also afterward service charges (calculated based on the area of the apartment in the contract).

Also for these reasons, at present, under the provisions of Section 2, Article 101 of the Housing Law 2014, the area of use of an apartment or another area in a condominium owned by the investor will be only calculated according to the waterway area. This calculation is the best way to ensure maximum benefit for house buyers both in terms of actually using area and area to charge for later apartment operation management services.

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The red book must show both the area of use of the apartment and the construction floor area

Specifically, Clause 2, Article 101, Housing Law No. 65/2014 / QH13, effective on July 1, 2015, area of use of the apartment is calculated according to the waterway area, including balcony area, loggia (if any), the wall area of the rooms inside the apartment and exclude the area of the house, the walls diving apartments, technical box area, the floor has columns inside the apartment. When calculating the area of the balcony will calculate the entire floor area; In case the balcony has a common wall area, it starts from the inner edge of the common wall.

Under the provisions of Paragraph 3, Article 9, Housing Law No. 65/2014 / QH13, the competent authority issuing the pink book must clearly state in the pink book the type and level of housing in accordance with the provisions of the Housing Law and the regulation on construction; In the case of an apartment, use of the apartment and the construction floor area must be showed.

Thus, the pink book must show both areas of use of the apartment and the construction floor area

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Guidance On How To Distinguish The Waterway Area And Heart Wall Area When Buying Apartments
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