GL Advertises Its Luxury Florida Communities Nationwide. A Delray Beach Community Says The Builder’s Work Is Problematic, Violates Code.
BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — GL Homes, which advertises a lavish, luxurious lifestyle in spectacular homes, is being sued by an area HOA for negligent construction and alleged violations of Florida’s building code. (News app readers access our full report here).
The Tuscany Homeowner’s Association filed suit against GL in Palm Beach County Circuit Court for a laundry list of alleged community infrastructure and construction defects.
Among the claimed issues: cracked concrete; broken roof tiles; missing sealant and weather stripping along door assemblies; crack and spalls in stucco finish; deteriorated, corroding, and damaged play field equipment; inadequate distribution of water by irrigation system; condensing units lacking sufficient clearance and missing vibration isolators; deficient fire alarm control room supply air configuration; standing water around mechanical equipment; missing pool equipment equipotential bonding; unidentified disconnecting means and circuits; missing electrical installations; missing or malfunctioning light switches; insufficient lighting; defective electrical power; defective gates; deteriorated sidewalks and curbs; missing safety railing; ponding water; defective asphalt pavement; improper slopes on roadways; and more.
According to the suit, “despite multiple verbal and written demands to make the necessary repairs, Defendants have failed to repair the defects and deficiencies. As the General Contractor constructing the single-family homes, various site improvements on an Association-owned property and the common areas, (the builder) owed a legal duty to the Association and its homeowner members to perform that work in compliance with the Florida Building Code, all other applicable laws, codes, and regulations, and the approved, permitted drawings and specifications for the improvements. However, despite this legal duty, the various site improvements on Association-owned property and common areas contain numbers code violations…”
Adds the suit:
“GL Homes has literally built tens of thousands of homes in communities across Florida. As a state-licensed general contractor constructing the various site improvement on Association owned property and common areas, GL Homes knew or should have known that the building code violations existed.”
We are publishing the entire suit, below. If you are reading in a news app, use this to access our full report and documents.
Builders “turn over” their communities to HOAs at a set time in the construction process. The HOAs then work with the builder to fix work allegedly completed improperly. If the two sides do not agree, a lawsuit is filed. Tuscany is a new community north of Atlantic Avenue, just east of the Florida Turnpike, in Delray Beach.
There was no immediate response filed by GL Homes to the lawsuit.
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