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TRCC . . the laws of Texas are against you
I was in the TRCC process. I now have no home and live in an apartment. Googlel Jordan Fogal for more information on my new $360.000 uninhabitable house...I have filed a complaint against my builder Tremont/Stature/University Development or, whomever they are calling themselves this week, with the TRCC. My builder circumvented state law and the TRCC did nothing. They can’t talk about this file because it is under investigation. How many years will they use that as an excuse, refusing to take action against the practices of this poster child for bad building...It is one thing to be made homeless by an act of God, like Katrina but it is totally different when it is by an act of greed.
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TRCC . . the laws of Texas are against you

I was in the TRCC process. I now have no home and live in an apartment. Googlel Jordan Fogal for more information on my new $360.000 uninhabitable house.

The day I bought it, it was appraised for $408,000. It has been empty for over a year. It is for sale by century 21 excel in the 290,000 range. It went into foreclosure and no one would bid on it. It is listed with no know defects because, they do not have to be revealed with foreclosures.

My builder has filed a lawsuit against his own subcontractors and the case is in Judge McCorkles’ civil court in public records. Tremont/Stature admits they knew of the defects in 2001 and sold me the house in 2002, as new after extensive patching and cover up.

The TRCC is for the builder, by the builder and of the builder. Representative Garnet Coleman, summed it up perfectly when he said, only in Texas can you buy your own state agency and then regulate yourself.

I have filed a complaint against my builder Tremont/Stature/University Development or, whomever they are calling themselves this week, with the TRCC. My builder circumvented state law and the TRCC did nothing. They can’t talk about this file because it is under investigation. How many years will they use that as an excuse, refusing to take action against the practices of this poster child for bad building.

I have numerous letters from the TRCC contradicting themselves. The TRCC is now the dumping ground for complaints against builders. Everyone refers you there, even Governor Perry. He referred condo owners there and the TRCC does not cover Condo’s. They use this agency as an excuse, saying it is a place to help home owners with problems, they act like this agency was created by this administration for us.

The investigation of this bureaucracy should be made public knowledge. Consumers, whether they have defective homes or not, need to be aware of what is being done because they could be next.

This agency does nothing but aid and abet the building industry and I speak from personal experience. I met with them personally in Austin and spoke at one of their meetings in Houston. The spin this agency puts out makes me ill. I met with the Director, Stephen Thomas. I told him if he did his job the builders would have him fired and if he didn’t he would be under a constant barrage by complaints of abused homeowners. Mr. Thomas resigned. Now we have Mr. Wadell.

It is one thing to be made homeless by an act of God, like Katrina but it is totally different when it is by an act of greed.

Jordan Fogal
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