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What is to the best to file a complaint against a builder? 5 Years ago I spent over $600k for a hom

  • August 16 2012 - Blue Bell
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Get legal advice ASAP! Your recourse is getting to court and suing before the builder goes under for damages. Often the first few complaints to get to court still has assets to go after. The next ones down the line end up eating their damages because there is nothing left of the business after the bankruptcy. 
  • August 17 2012
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I don't know the laws where you are at, but you can look into filing a complaint on the builder's license, which can be found at your city site. Most builders have a home owner's warranty for up to a period of time after the homeowner moves in, and there should be warranties that cover these defects. You may also want to look into the inspectors if these defects are inspection related. There was an instance here in Florida where there were so many complaints against a particular builder that they were asked not to build in this state anymore.
  • August 16 2012
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There have been two cases here in Minneapolis where builder defects were discovered in condo developments. In one case the homeowners successfully sued the builder and sub contractors to cover a portion of the cost of repair. In the other case I believe the statute of limitations had expired so the homeowners were on the hook for repairs. Fortunately since ALL the condos needed repairs, the cost was spread among all the homeowners and the cost was less expensive as compared to doing the repairs one unit at a time.

The homeowners should talk to an attorney to learn of their options under PA law. Even though the builder may be insolvent, there may be underlying insurance policies and sub contractors who could be held liable for part or all of the cost of repairs.
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What is to the best to file a complaint against a builder? 5 Years ago I spent over $600k for a home built by Philameno and Salamone - supposedly a reputable builder here in Blue Bell PA.  Just learned that many if not all of the homes in our development have been build with structural integrity issues and code violations.  Most concerning are the windows/stucco which are allowing moisure inside the stucco walls.  The cost of remediation is approximately $50,000 per home.  The builder, of course, is claiming that they are going under.  Is there any recourse?
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Your question appears to have been cut short.  If you click on "Post reply" you can complete your thoughts.
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