KB HOME DISASTER
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Mold - Serious Issue That Plagues Us In Willowbrook - Must Read!
Does your mold assessment state Limited? That is exactly what it means, limited! AMRC is NOT giving us a certificate for clearance in our homes. This will affect your resale value and you can possibly be sued, along with health issues and mold remediation down the road that we, as an Association will be paying out of pocket for and most likely have additional fees assessed to us. Investors Warning: Renters have taken investors to court and won!
We have many vacant homes that have gone into foreclosure or abandoned. Many investors are not in the area and are only going by what their renters are saying, do renters want to go through work being in the home? The board needs to address this situation now before all the costs falls to ALL HOMEOWNERS. We as owners of being in an Association will be liable as a whole if improper mold remediation or lack of mold remediation is missed on any home. Mold Remediation is not cheap and just one home alone could cost us tens of thousands of dollars and even more if someone becomes ill.
Mold remediation is to go 24" in all directions past mold or suspected mold. This would include cutting into the ceiling or going into the floor. Â You need to demand to the board a complete mold assessment, including your garage and attic and be given a clearance certificate. The email for the Board of Directors is: email@example.com
They may come back and state the garage is an open area, not a contained / climate controlled room and therefore no mold remediation will be done, as they have told some people. Fact, if you had mold or water intrusion, your garage is to be remediated as well. Don't take no for an answer, mold only spreads. Some garages of people who are putting their foot down are being remediated.
If you have mold, are they cleaning the a/c and ducts? The Attorney General has even contacted me to see if anyone has had their a/c cleaned, because this is a serious issue that is NOT being addressed in the majority of homes. Why are only a few select people having their air conditioners done and most other homeowners are not? If you have mold, it will circulate through the house, without proper remediation you still have mold. Mold is a health hazard and the longer you are exposed to it, the more it could have toxic effects to you and your pets. When you have a mold air test done, have your a/c off and no blowers running and your windows closed for 24 hours. This includes pretesting and post testing!
Only about half of the people in Willowbrook have requested a mold inspection. It is imperative that you have one done immediately before KB is out, which will be soon and the costs will fall on the Association and ultimately the homeowner. If you only had a visual inspection done, demand an air test be done on each level.
If you need help or are an investor and would like me to look at your home to see if proper work was done, please email me, Roxanne at firstname.lastname@example.org I am not a professional, but am aware of many of their shortcuts and shoddy repairs that have been done in other homes I would be coming in as a concerned neighbor, there is no charge whatsoever
I have major mold issues in my master bedroom along with other rooms. AMRC did not find any mold in my bedroom during her inspection, as she was leaving she told me where she saw mold. I asked her about the master bedroom and she went flying back up there, only to come back down and say she found the mold. It was so obvious, it makes me concerned about what she missed. I was also given a clearance on a contained area, I immediately hired my own inspector who found otherwise. After confronting everyone, the story immediately changed.Please email me if you would like a referral of mold inspectors at email@example.com
Thank you Noah from CBS for this Blight Christmas video of our complex
Buyer beware: Attorney fees, inspection fees, lost work - will you even be able to live in your new KB Home? Owners across the country are having issues. Please see the News station reports. It shows different complexes, shoddy workmanship & code violations. KB Home has told so many people they are going to do the work and then they don't.
whistleblower lawsuit, Ruben O'Neill v. KB Home, alleged the homebuilder knew about - but failed to disclose - structural defects in their Willowbrook homes before selling them to home-buyers in June 2007 See report at WTSP.com
Excellent article: 10/16/12 KB Must Stand for Ka-Boom
This is your biggest investment. Take the time to read the reports / news media. It's not one faulty issue, it's MAJOR CONSTRUCTION and OUTRIGHT FRAUD.
KB Home uses Non-Binding forced arbitration (After the FTC ordered them to stop Binding Arbitration) is a predatorily process that most cannot afford therefore offers no means of legal recourse to hold the builder accountable for the average person.
I have spent tens of thousands in legal fees, inspection fees, none of which is recoverable under the arbitration. KB Home uses this knowing most people cannot afford it. They force you into non-binding arbitration by refusing to fulfill their warranty. They place all exclusions in the warranty from no responsibility from injuries/illness from their shoddy construction to not being able to recover your legal fees that you paid to fight for their sub quality building and outright refusal to repair. The whole process is outlined in their warranty book. Little did I know they would not hold up their end and follow through on the warranty claims and build unsafe buildings by refusing to use the building codes.
Many of us have gone years battling with them and mostly either had band-aid repairs or no repairs. George Glance said they have continuously worked on our warranty issues. FALSE, they refused to do any further work in my home, I have water intrusion, toxic molds and the structural of the building is not built to code. Story after story from homeowners, one has had paver bricks left in his master bedroom for almost a year. So many people are sick from the molds in their homes, but the clauses protect KB from paying for them to live elsewhere and how long do they wait for a correct repair. I wouldn't doubt and expect there is going to be negligent homicide either from the toxic mold or a building collapsing in the near future.
KB Home is refusing to buy back our homes. Even if they repair correctly when we sell we have to disclose the issues. These are sick buildings. The value in our homes have plummeted.
My "Dream Home" has cost me everything to fight KB Home for an uninhabitable home they sold me that is not built to code, full of toxic molds and a danger to live in, so bad I moved out after only seven months. They had every opportunity to repair but instead have abused me emotionally, financially and physically and forcing me into arbitration by refusing to do any more work. Buyer Beware, do your research before buying in this company. I was even assaulted by one of there sales reps.
What KB Home is telling the news media about our complex is the same they told the BBB years ago with me, yet they outright refused to repair forcing me into arbitration with the award being for them to repair or pay me. You know which one they want.
KB Home has taken no responsibility of things stolen and broken in my home. A convicted drug felon was sent to my home who died after doing drugs on his break and returned to work and died. Do you want these type people in your home? Can you afford taking months off work? Their shoddy work has caused a major injury to my foot and hospitalized me from the mold. Children and adults are sick from the toxic molds and forced to move out of their homes for their safety. Some are unable to move out, no place to go. Is this the dream home you want?
KB Home has made a confidentiality agreement with at least two that we know of so far on the whistleblowers. Wonder how much they were paid for the agreement?
Rumor has it KBHomeSucks.com came to a confidentiality agreement for $750,000. Rumor also going around another website was bought out a while back for one million. KB Home has repeatedly bought out other websites and adding gag orders with the buyout. FYI KB Home - My website is not for sale, as you tried before with your offer. The public needs to know what they are risking purchasing one of your homes. I'd rather see you arrested and shut down. KB Home has now filed a lawsuit against a number of people
KB Home seems they would rather shut people up than build quality homes to code and hide known construction defects. I will be purchasing the history of the IP addresses that KB owns and from that I can get a better idea how many people they have come to a confidentiality agreement with and will publish the results. Good news is getting the FBI and US Attorney in we can possibly get these people to testify without them breaking their shut-up contract with KB. Just amazes me the time, energy and money they put out instead of building quality homes. Why doesn't the company do a major overhaul and fire a lot of their people or does CEO Jeff Mezger need to fire himself? Time will tell as more investigations are done.
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