HOA sues home builder
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HOA suing builder
Updated: Thursday, 10 Sep 2009, 1:51 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 10 Sep 2009, 1:51 AM EDT
* MELISSA DIPANE | FOX 35 News
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – Moldy roofs, missing stucco and porches completely removed. It doesn’t look like home sweet home but for many residents in the Phillips Bay condo community it will have to do.
Brock Shields is the former homeowners association president for Phillips Bay and says the construction woes are never ending.
“It’s been happening since 2001. There have been issues we thought it could be patched and fixed but overtime its just systematic through the whole entire place,” said Shields.
Shields has a leaky roof and windows that soak the inside of his home when it rains. He says he got it lucky.
About a year ago, residents were told to remove furniture from their balconies and patios because if they didn’t they would be in danger of collapse. Now, many have plywood covering the bottom half of their sliding glass doors and second floor patios have been removed.
One resident’s patio has been condemned after water seeped through the roof and rotted the wood.
Stucco has been ripped off the buildings in spots so contractors can check on proper placing of hurricane straps. Something Ulysses Roman says caused massive cracks and leaks in his home.
However leaks weren’t the last of Romans problems. He found slits through many of the studs in his bathroom walls.
“There’s a slit that goes probably 90 percent of the stud, said Roman. My problem is that okay if you have one that’s fine but we had numerous ones just in the shower hop alone.”