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Old 11-12-2016, 12:02 PM
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We had the usual ups and downs with our builder. He represented himself as the builder and 1/2 before closing announced an arrangement between him and the builder of record who would actually close. Fine, both were 21 which our realtor forgot to mention.

Repairs from windows being in upside down to sprinklers not being capped under 1500 sqf of patio being added in the contract, .... We love the house, the location and the neighborhood.

As his voice mail is always full and texts get answered on a when he gets to it basis we sent the final punch list via certified mail which after several mails brought him and an uncle who is out neighbor and a longtime builder to the house. Three weeks later two items have been fixed - incorrect installed shower door, two missing window screens and some mortar issues who were fixed 2015 and the fix came undone.

Mirror in Master bath had dark stain from the frame creep behind it. It was replaced, the frame was scratched, the painter used too much stain and it crept behind the mirror which also has a 1 1/2 inch lacquer line. I have not yet worked on it with a razor blade. Red front door has paint blistering up to five feet height. Painter claims it was fixed. They matched color and needed two different glazes to do the finish.

Not to mention appointments without notification or no shows are the norm. But we will get there hopefully before the New Year. Kitchen cabinet door with partially torn out screws fell off the other day.

We have approximately 40-50 "hollow tiles". Tiles when you knock on them have air pockets underneath them. Is this an item the builder has to correct? We are in Oklahoma. Where do I ask questions? All I want is to get my builder out of my life.
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Old 11-12-2016, 02:14 PM
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
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First, break out your contract and see what it says on the subject. Then, if you have no faith that the items will be corrected, find a real estate attorney and get legal advice on your recourse.
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Old 11-12-2016, 08:32 PM
Location: Mostly in my head
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Hollow sounding tiles do not have an adequate amout of grout or whatever underneath them. They will have to be pried up and re-done.ongoing, messy, and expensive process. May be best to live with it.
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