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Georgia HOBB Members Hold Press Conference at Capitol: Georgia Needs a New Home Lemon
Thursday, 22 April 2010

Homeowners Push For New Lemon Laws
Jim Strickland reports.  Homebuyers frustrated with shoddy construction and ineffective regulations are demanding change. They were at the capital today to begin to push for new legislation based on the Lemon Law that protects car buyers...  They want a new lemon law on new homes. Jeannette Martin likes the idea...  Her complaint to the state construction board went no where...  The home lemon law is the easiest way to give and give the biggest incentive to build home right the first time...  (Greg Cole) It's got to come to a stop.  We need to be protected and the only way we can do that is by legislation.  There is very little that can be done when you are stuck with a bad home. Read press release 
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HOBB Press Conference at Georgia Capitol
Thursday, 22 April 2010
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WSBTV Atlanta Top Story: John Wieland built defective Cole home
Saturday, 05 December 2009

Family: Condemn Our $500K Moldy House
Homeowner Greg Cole said his John Wieland home has been trouble for nine years. This past summer the family finally moved out. They are on an Internet campaign against Wieland. They said they can't spend the holidays in their home in the North Hampton subdivision in Marietta because of the multiple species of mold...Greg Cole said that later this week he will ask the Health Department to condemn his house.

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John Wieland Homes fined $350K for stormwater violations
Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Wieland Homes settles Clean Water Act violations with EPA
Atlanta home builder John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods Inc. will pay $350,000 to the Environmental Protection Agency to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act stemming from five years ago.  A Wieland Homes affiliate, John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods of the Carolinas Inc., also is a part of the settlement, one of the largest levied against a home builder this year.

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Georgia Homebuilders Warranty
Sunday, 05 July 2009

Georgia's Homeowner Maintenance Responsibilities - Warrenty, What Warranty?
Interior wood trim may shrinkage can result in separation at joints of trim pieces. You can usually correct this with caulking and touch-up painting…separation at joints of trim pieces…drive in another nail…Fill the nail holes with putty and touch up with paint as needed. Wood frame walls that are out of square are not considered deficiencies. Wallpaper: Builder is not responsible for minor mismatching in pattern or color.  Tell us what you think is outrageous  Read more...Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association Builder Warranty

 
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