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Monthly Archives: December 2010

In a seller’s market, terms and conditions generally favor the big builders, not consumers

Dec 4, 2010 - Construction

The contract’s intent, builders say, is to ensure in writing that the house is delivered by the seller – and that the buyer pays on time. But the effect, critics say, is to leave the buyer with little or no …

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Nature’s Watch Townhouses

Dec 4, 2010 - Construction

Residents of Nature’s Watch townhouses knew it would cost a bundle to repair the scores of units experts say were damaged by water seeping in around shoddy construction. The problem at Nature’s Watch is water. It has seeped in around …

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Living With Mold

Dec 4, 2010 - Real Estate

Even with high levels of unhealthy mold in her house, a First Coast woman says she cannot afford to move her family out.

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New Florida Law Restricts Claims for Building Defects

Dec 4, 2010 - Firm News & Press Releases

Law pending Governor’s signature requires homeowners give builders notice and possibly an opportunity to cure alleged building defects before filing suit, or commencing arbitration of their claim.

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Can builder bar home buyers from jury trial?

Dec 4, 2010 - Firm News & Press Releases

Because Ivan and the 12 other home buyers had no bargaining power, the judge continued, the contract presented to them by the home builder was a contract of adhesion. Its provision for “judicial reference” to a court-appointed referee was unconscionable, …

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