Turn Key Home Builders Inc Complaint - Home Construction Fraud
We signed a land/home deal in July of 2005 that quickly became a troubling situation. In October of 2005, we were notified that the lot we purchased from the home builder would not hold the plan we had closed on, that they designed for the property they sold us. It was a strange situation as the home builder sold us the lot as well as the plan, but they were off by such a large margin that we were unable to even attain the model of home that we signed the contract for. We were told we had to accept a lesser model.
Since then, they have continually delayed in returning phone calls (or not returned them altogether) and took 17 months to offer a plan that was not less than the quality and square footage of the original deal. They had offered us a house of considerably less square footage and quality but for the price we were locked in on.
Now, we are in our 23rd month of construction. Many of the people who work for them have left. The owner refuses to return our phone calls, and draws have been made on the loan but sub-contractors have not been paid. Work is now halted on our property, with what appears to be a couple of weeks worth of work left on it. I showed up at their offices on Friday and asked for a copy of our file with them, and their financial manager told me, "you'll get it when we're good and ready to give it to you." She then ran to her office and locked the door, refusing to speak to us.
The plumber who worked on the property has placed a lien on the building. The electrician claims that the owner owes him $70,000 for work done on multiple properties, including some from ours. Work is completely shut down now, and we can't get any answers. The foreman at our home site said that he's been given the owner's attorney's phone number and told to contact him. The company is Turn Key Home Builders Inc.
To help keep me as a potential future customer, I would like the following:
Having taken so long from what was stated it would take, it's at a point that ideally, we'd just like out with our money back. I understand that it's a scenario that may not happen.
In the event that we can not just find a way out and be done with them, and get our money back, I'd like to find a way to guarantee that the house is completed and that it is done as soon as possible. With the slowdown in overall construction, I cannot see any reason why this house is not yet completed.
I would also like to know what my rights are and what the laws are regarding an owner who makes draws from an account, which in turn does not get to the contractors that were working on it. Any help that could be provided would be very helpful.
At the very least I would like a response from your company regarding this incident. Thank you for your time.