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Springs' residents not happy about cracks in their villa walls

By Majorie van Leijen

Villas in the popular neighborhood The Springs have always been high in demand, as it is perfect for families or young couples eager to adopt the community living lifestyle in an area just out of the buzz of Dubai, but still in close proximity of main attractions.

Although villas are spacious and come with considerable amenities, several owners have complained about cracks in the walls, visible from both the inside and outside the villas.

At the time of publishing the article Emaar the master developer of the Springs had yet to respond to queries sent in by this website.

Emaar is not directly responsible for the construction as The Springs were built by many different contractors - therefore the quality of the Villas depends on who built them. 

"It was already like this when we moved in about one and a half year ago," says AM, a Lebanese villa resident. "My husband officially complained about it half a year ago, although I do not know whom he spoke to at the time. I know that nothing has changed."

Another resident of a villa in the Springs, JK, from the Philippines, says she has the same problem and shows us cracks in her bedroom and garage from the outside.

"When we came to see this place, we noticed the cracks. When we moved in shortly after, we saw that the owner had tried to cover the worst places with paint!"

“I worry about the quality of these villas," she says.

The Springs were completed in stages but none of the villas can be older than 10 years.

An Indian resident, PS, says, "I am renting a villa in the Springs now and wanted to buy one, but after seeing the cracks in the walls I have changed my mind."