|posted 5 November 2004 18:10 CET
Gemcraft Homes. Signed contract in May 2002. After paying builder well over $100,000 over a year later, our home was only framed and roofed. A neighbor called and told us we better check with the county because her lot was being foreclosed on because the builder hadn't paid the contractors. We found the same was true with our lot AND he hadn't paid the developer. He begged us not to press charges, and said he was in a lawsuit with the developer and he was going to win our lot. He told us he would sign title over to us when he did. The developer decided to settle out of court and gave him our lot. He then turned around and told us that now our lot is worth more money and he was going to sell it to someone else. When we tried to sue him, we were forced to go into Arbitration. He delayed the Arbitration twice by rejecting the chosen arbitrator each time. We recently had our arbitration. We were awarded title to our property, plus a sizeable sum of damages. We filed the award with the court and it was approved by the court. The company owner/president THEN writes a letter to the judge saying we used the "vehicle of the law" to steal money from him (which is ridiculous) and now demands a jury trial. The judge will hear his ridiculous motion next week. This builder has over 200 lawsuits in three counties. Numerous people have filed criminal charges. Each time he goes for a hearing, he drops his lawyer, and the courts actually give him a month delay to get a new one. The courts are promoting his actions. Its insane. Check the following County websites to look up "Gemcraft Homes" or "Pier Angeli" to see the ridiculous amounts of lawsuits:
Some consumer action group needs to come in and force the prosecutors to enforce maximum penalty on this man. Please help!
|posted 3 November 2004 08:20 CET
DR Horton home built 2002....the plumbing fixtures that was placed in my house when it was built 2 years ago, need repairs. I CANNOT find replacement parts to make repairs. DR Horton has not helped me locate replacement parts, not will they warranty the fixtures they placed in my house. I have a commode that needs to be repaired as well as a bathroom sink faucet that needs repaired. How do i go about getting these items replaced or repaired?
|posted 29 October 2004 17:05 CET
We are worried about SLAPP but we bought a condo from 'America's Builder' and due to gross negligence
we ended have mold.
California is one of the binding arbitration states.
What remedies do I have ? Can I sue for loss of value ?
|Robert W. Lund
|posted 21 October 2004 08:44 CET
Dear Organizational Representative,
Mr. Tuskes and Tuskes Homes of Bethlehem, PA have failed to address basic issues related to the building of our home and grading of our lot.
4511 Falmer Drive
Bethlehem, PA. 18020
While a number of defects have been fixed, they continue to reject responsibility for several other major repairs.
* Our basement has NO drainage because the house was excavated too deeply and they refuse to install a sub-pump.
* The company used sub-standard bricks in the building of our fireplace that allows water to penetrate during even the lightest drizzle. After we complained the company issued a letter to the entire development that they were aware of the leaking issue and that it was our responsibility to have it sealed (we were never made aware of the issue until this point in time and there is no mention of it in our 'closing manual').
* $1,000 was taken from us at closing for ‘late closing fees’ as per our contract, however the late close was due to their not having the home completed to a reasonable standard and our lender’s appraiser refused to sign-off on it. It has become apparent that the company uses this practice as a revenue source because it is 1 aware of their closing schedule and 2 is aware that non-local lenders will refuse this arrangement.
Our attempts to address these issues have proven equally pointless and frustrating to the extent that we placed a 'Buyer Beware' sign on our house over a weekend in August.
Additionally, we are concerned that future issues may arise that will also be neglected by this company and hope that you can work with them to ensure that their practices are changes.
I believe that the following actions should be taken:
1. The chimney should be sealed at their expenses.
2. The lot should be properly re-graded.
3. A sub-pump should be installed at their expense.
4. The $1000 fine should be returned with interest.
Additionally, I feel that these problems are fairly representative of this builder and a complete financial and business practice investigation should be immediately launched.
Please feel free to contact me at any time for additional information.
Very best regards,
Robert W. Lund