Contacts for Attorney General Florida Settlment

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Who do I contact to inquire about repairs to my house?

  •  For homeowners in the Tampa area, you may call KB HOME at 813-387-9600 or send an email to TampaClaims@kbhome.com
  •  For homeowners in the Orlando area, you may call KB HOME at 1-800-305-2246 or send an email to OrlandoCustomerService@kbhome.com
  •  For homeowners in the Jacksonville area, you may call KB HOME at 904-596-6690 or send an email to kbjaxcustserv@kbhome.com
  •  If your home is located outside of these regions, contact the closest region above for repairs.
  • If you disagree with KB HOME’s assessment of your eligibility for repairs under the Final Judgment or the extent of the repairs, then you may contact Bonded Builders at 866-323-6170 or KBHClaims@BondedBuilders.com

Attorney General Settlemet Close Up

kbhomeclBUYER BEWARE OF FLORIDA! Who Wins in the attorney general settlement with KB Home? You guessed it. The attorney general did not suspend time (toll) so warranties ran out, warranties that were not honored. The only thing the OAG of Florida did not give away to KB Home was a non-disparagement clause.  ag settlement inadequate 2

Attorney General Ignores Shoddy KB Home Repairs

Florida’s Attorney General Pam Bondi’s settlement with KB Home excludes 1/2 of  the Carriage Lake WPTV KB Home AG Settlementneighborhood with an arbitrary cutoff date – even though the Attorney General’s office knew that repairs to stucco were incorrect. Though the settlement sounds impressive, at $71 million, SEC filings indicated KB Home recouped $61 million from suing subcontractors and still has many lawsuits pending.  WPTV news….  

Warning! – New KB Home Plumbing Problems?

plumbing leakKB Home Buyers BEWARE!   We have a new report from one of our readers.  Their KB Home house has NIBCO PEX Plumbing.  I read a little about this product and it looks like it could be the next Chinese Drywall (also used by KB Home). This potential new plumbing nightmare is in addition to all the other plumbing problems we’ve heard of.  Read more….

FL KB Home Settlement – Is It a Joke?

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Attorney General Pam Bondi’s settlement with KB Home seems more show than real help for homeowners.  It’s hidden on her website. No clue how anyone will know to participate.  WHAT CLAIMS ARE NOT  COVERED?  Half the houses in my neighborhood are excluded by arbitrary cutoff date. Homeowners association or a condominium that is represented by counsel and who are either: (1) currently in litigation or (2) who have sent a notice under Chapter 558, Florida Statutes, that is unresolved.  Foreclosures denied repairs for years have to jump through hoops. And the cure sounds like the same repair of paint, that as far as I know does not cure anything. The release must have been written by KB Home. It forgives deceit, deception, fraud (to get a leak fixed). Yep, this was written for KB Home & I think BY KB Home.      1.  Settlement - KB Decree & Judgment     2. Q&A - KB+FAQ   3. Complaint  KB+Home+Complaint  4. Release    General+Waiver+and+Release+KB  5. Press Release   KB Home AG Settlement Press Release 

   

Balcony Collapses – Kills Six in Berkeley

Collapsed BbalconyKB HOME KNEW THEIR BALCONIES WERE DEFECTIVE WHEN THEY SOLD THEM according to a whistle blower lawsuit.  They colloapsed – Just like this balcony in California where six Irish teenagers were killed and seven were critically injured. Fortunately No one died in the KB Home condos –  but isn’t it just a matter of time?  Are builders and government regulators playing Russian Roulette with our lives? Read more…

 

Manatee Building Department botched inspections

KB Home walls dangerousHow could the building department not notice every single hurricane strap was missing?  How could the general contractor for KB Home not know?  News 8 in Tampa does an excellent investigation. When every exterior wall was missing crucial fasteners – why has no one made KB Home inspect all structural walls in a 3-story condominium? watch video…

Orlando BBB revokes KB Home accreditation

bbbf The Orlando Better Business Bureau revoked the accreditation of KB Home after giving them an “F” rating.  Their nationwide accreditation was also revoked. Consumer complaints of leaking, defective, dangerous homes, led them to take this action.     WFLA Tampa reports   BBB WFLA report

Atlanta  and Los Angeles also rated KB Home an “F”.  To read more about the BBB,  read more…

Defective KB Homes to be Demolished in Texas

demolisionkbhome San Antonio, Texas.  Defective KB homes to be demolished as part of a $20 million dollar settlement. San Antonio Housing Authority fought with KB Home for almost a decade over houses that were poorly constructed with cheap materials.  The houses failed to meet minimal standards, the property was on an old landfill,  read more….

Today the Sink Fell Out of My KB Home!

101_2096The kitchen sink fell out of my KB Home last night! That never happened before!  Sure the roof leaked from day one, and the walls leaked, the plumbing burst inside the walls, but this was a first.   

KB Home Cracking Slabs, California, Charlotte

slabcrackCalifornia –  Owners in this Lathrop community had cracks in the slabs and walls. One owner was so tired of KB Home’s unsuccesful repairs that he created several websites to showcase his San Joaquin home.  He has a massive slab crack that appears to need major construction to repair.  See one of his sites, KB Home Cracks.   See also  California Slab Cracks.         North Carolina –  This owner was so frustrated she contacted WCNC NBC in Charlotte (here).  Her crack ran the lenghth of the house and KB Home offered to caulk it (!), but then even reneged on that.

Does KB Home Discriminate Against Minority Employees?

discriminationHostile Work Environment.  Retaliation.  Disparate Treatment.  Charges may stand against KB Home the U.S. District Court in Texas has ruled. In this discrimination lawsuit, African American sales personnel say they had to work twice as hard as white counterparts and still made less money.  “Plaintiffs allege that KB Home employees told  them they were assigned to the lower income communities because they “did not fit the demographic’” of the higher income communities.  kbhomediscriminationsuit

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