Re: Ignoring Building Defects
Posted by Homey on 6/12/06
What is sad is that people think it's so easy to sue someone. Only
people who have never had a real legal problem and done anything
about it still live under that delusion. I'm not talking about
ambulance chasers who make a living getting people settlements from
insurance co's for injuries in car accidents, etc, but civil cases
involving property and other non-personal injury issues. Most state
laws just don't allow the kind of awards people think they are
entitled to. Anyone who's had to go after a bad home builder finds
that out real quick.
On 4/12/06, Harris wrote:
> RemDude - In the area of home maintenance, I have found the same
> thing. Home owners either don’t understand what to look for or
> simply ignore structural defects which lead to mold problems. In
> too many residential remediation cases I find that the owner
> admits to knowing there was a moisture problem, but chose to
> ignore it.
> I guess this is what keeps us all in business. But what does
> bother me is the need to blame the problems that created for
> themselves on others. I always hear “Oh, that damn builder”
> or “The guy I bought the house from never fixed that wood rot”.
> Followed by, “I’m gonna sue him”.
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