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Problems Top Floor Flat

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  • Problems Top Floor Flat

    What are the problems that one could face in a high rise floor flat above which only terrace is there

    Some that came to my mind –

    1.x09Flat would be hot during summer
    2.x09Seepage problems if after rains water accumulates at few points on the terrace
    3.x09Lift fails (Then equal to a dead duck!! ) Mitigated if backup generator is there

    Any more pointers?
  • #2

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    Re : Problems Top Floor Flat

    Originally posted by kalzav View Post
    What are the problems that one could face in a high rise floor flat above which only terrace is there

    Some that came to my mind –

    1. Flat would be hot during summer
    2. Seepage problems if after rains water accumulates at few points on the terrace
    3. Lift fails (Then equal to a dead duck!! ) Mitigated if backup generator is there

    Any more pointers?
    1.Maximum evacuation time needed as compared to others in case of emergencies like fire, earthquake etc.
    2.Higher electricity bill due to excess usage of AC in summers ( I live in top floor in an independent house).

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    • #3

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      Re : Problems Top Floor Flat

      Well common- there are few advantages too- and remember floor rise is concept well thought over- Yes - it does depend on the project/society/infra

      Another -ve
      - You would see crack developing sooner in a top floor flat ( Heat)

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      • #4

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        Re : Problems Top Floor Flat

        kalzav - There are few more threads on this same topic - both in Pune and Noida section. You will find multiple views there. Kindly continue the discussion in those relevant threads so that all views are consolidated.

        Request mods to merge the thread.

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        • #5

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          Re : Problems Top Floor Flat

          I see advantages first:

          1. Quickest access to terrace. This is really a major benefit for top floor residents.
          2. Lots of privacy (depends on person to person basis)
          3. No disturbance or noise coming from people living on top of your floor(since there is no floor above you ). 2 major nuisances are loud music and foot-steps noise
          4. No mingling of wi-fi channels for 2.4 Ghz band router (90% of us use 2.4 Ghz bandwidth routers only)
          5. Clear phone network reception
          6. Once in a day you can try climbing stairs. Keeps you fit

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          • #6

            #6

            Re : Problems Top Floor Flat

            In all I believe best flat in any apartment are the one's immedately below top floor.

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            • #7

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              Re : Problems Top Floor Flat

              Cons

              1. Just like first floor in the top floor extra care has to be taken to grill balconies etc..
              Its easier for burglars to come down from terrace!!!
              2. Heat
              3.seepage
              4. dependency on lifft

              Pros

              1. Ventilation
              2. Lighting
              3. View
              4. Easy access to terrace.

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              • #8

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                Re : Problems Top Floor Flat

                01. Water Mgm - Rain water leakage - u will be busy how to handle h2O leakage in rains..
                02. Meditation - Cut-off from the local population / noise and crowd
                03. Higher Feeling - Develop "superior" complexity feeling to rest of population
                04. Go Green - Fresh air and less air/ noise pollution
                05. Good Health - Opportunity to exercise by using staircase
                06. Improves communication Skills - develop PR with neighbors - they will show "symapthy" to u when power failure happens & ur climbing staircase. u can go to their homes and rest before ur upward journey.
                07. Better Time management - u will ensure the shopping list is ready when u leave to shop - buy everything needed in one visit to market.
                08. Better Vision - of the surrounding slums / ghettos etc
                09. Guest Mitigation - Quick Access to terrace in case of unwanted guests..
                10. Improves networking skills - u make more friends as u can quick access to terrace for year-end, birthday or any such "exotic" parties.

                Let me know if u need to know any more benefits...

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                • #9

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                  Re : Problems Top Floor Flat

                  top floor advantage/disadvantages

                  One disadvantage I can add is that you pay more by paying for floor rise.
                  Security is a concern,since all sort of cable guys,dish antenna people will keep going up and making noises.You may be close to the lift room which will add to noise level.
                  If seepage develops for top floor users,the society will have to pay for repairs.This is an advantage arising out of a disadvantage.
                  God forbid if the builder gets sanction for more floors,then the topmost floor owner will have a tough time.

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                  • #10

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                    Re : Problems Top Floor Flat

                    Originally posted by vaibav123 View Post
                    One disadvantage I can add is that you pay more by paying for floor rise.
                    Security is a concern,since all sort of cable guys,dish antenna people will keep going up and making noises.You may be close to the lift room which will add to noise level.
                    If seepage develops for top floor users,the society will have to pay for repairs.This is an advantage arising out of a disadvantage.
                    God forbid if the builder gets sanction for more floors,then the topmost floor owner will have a tough time.

                    Hi,

                    Considering the list of negative factors of top floor flats ,are these available at discount in comparison to other higher floor floors?

                    One needs to convince builder during negotiations, if one has to opt for top floor.

                    In Mumbai, where it rains heavily ,water seepage in top floor flats is sureshot phenomina sooner or later.

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