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Organizing your community to bring public attention to builder’s bad deeds and seeking assistance from local, state and federal elected officials has proven to be more effective and much quicker for thousands of families. You do have choices and alternatives.  Janet Ahmad

Royce Homes
Sunday, 16 October 2005

Royce Micheal Thomas Enclave Homes

An Unhappy Royce Homeowner.

Jul 11 2002 Royce Homes is a member of the Greater Houston Homebuilders Association. 
Royce Homes, LP
14614 Falling Creek Dr. Ste. 250
Houston, TX 77068-2941
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Jul 4 2002 Royce Homes in Houston, Texas is no longer found on the BBB website. Just a few months ago Royce Homes was a BBB CARE member. Now they are not.

Dec 27, 2001 Builders replaced by homeowners in Canyon Gate By:Norm Rowland, Staff  Action not necessarily related to specific problems but new director says a number of people are 'upset' with builders of homes in the subdivision. The Canyon Gate Homeowners Association elected three homeowners to the board of directors Dec. 17, replacing three builders' representatives and giving homeowners all five seats on the board.

The election results may or may not have been affected by problems two homeowners, Amy Weaver and DeLynn Archer, have been having with Royce Homes, according to Richard Kirkpatrick, one of the new board members.

Dec 19, 2001 Added new websites about Royce Homes in Katy TX. Please visit their sites about toilet overflows and sewage problems. Could that be why the surrounding homes are not selling?


Dec 13,2001 The dream home that became a nightmare By: Norm Rowland, Staff December 13, 2001 Cinco Ranch buyer, builder lock horns in legal dispute A Katy woman says her $248,000 dream home in Cinco Ranch has turned into a recurring nightmare because of bad plumbing, faulty gas connections, mold and an unwillingness of the builder, Royce Homes, Ltd., to correct the problems.

Amy Weaver, a single mother of daughters age 10 and 16, says her problems began about seven hours after she moved in when the toilet off her master bedroom backed up and spilled sewage in the bathroom and bedroom. 

Oct 29 2001: New Royces Homes at HUGE differences from listed vs assessed value in Katy Tx, Fort Bend County. Details can be found here.  These homes have Royce Homes LP as the owners except for those with *.

Advertised price on 11/1/2000
Assessed Value
Current Selling Price
6203 Canyon Run 
6210 Canyon Run
6211 Canyon Run 
6214 Canyon Run 
6219 Canyon Run 
6215 Canyon Run*
6202 Canyon Run*
6207 Canyon Run*

Michael Thomas Homes, Royce, Enclave 
Beware of what you CAN'T see when purchasing an "inventory" home from this builder!

My name is Amy Weaver, I am a single, working mother of two girls.  My greatest achievement or "dream home" for my daughters has turned into my worst nightmare!  A sewage flood, the day we moved in, was an omen to what was unknown to the naked eye.  It began the day we moved into our new home, which was March 4, 2000, when a toilet backed up and flooded the master bath/bedroom.  This was just the beginning of the many construction defects, which I would find, after hundreds of hours of research.

This home is approximately 3700 sq. ft., 2 story, all brick, costing approximately $248,000.  After 18 months of being in this home, the builder has yet to admit any defects with this home.  I have had numerous visits with various Employees of Royce Homes, repeating my story time and time again, with the same response, "we'll have to get back with you".  I have been told by their sub-contractors that there is absolutely nothing wrong with my home, yet have had various agencies confirm my allegations of poor workmanship.

Examples of the problems in this so called, estate home, are:

1)    sewer lines that do not meet state code, 3" versus 4" in a home with 4 commodes;
2)    sewer lines that have 5 bellies, therefore the sewage cannot drain properly to the sewer and  toilet's constantly backing up, requiring warnings to family and friends visiting to utilize the plungers in the bathrooms;
3)    gas lines that are not of adequate sizing to support the number of BTU's in the home;
4)    gas line behind stove was open for months, causing major gas leak in the home, where my  children and I experienced severe headaches for months before Entex located the problem;
5)    gas line to downstairs furnace was not even run, therefore additional gas line was run to the furnace, approximately 7 months after I moved in.
6)    rafters in the attic that are not to code, therefore not enough support to maintain the structure,  causing dips in the roof;
7)    wood floor on first floor is now discolored and buckled due to flood, causing mold contamination;

It is imperative that home buyers be aware of their rights, PRIOR to signing a contract with a homebuilder.  I am now in a situation where I am being forced into arbitration because of the arbitration clause in my contract.  I want to warn other trusting home buyers... be sure to know your rights by such organizations as HOBB.   It is time we stand up for our rights as consumers and demand justice from fraudulent home builders, do not let this injustice happen to you and yours.

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