How Did the San Diego HOA Win a $2.9 Million Construction Defect Lawsuit?

July 21, 2018
Posted on: July 21, 2018
Author: Ramey Law P.C.
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A San Diego Homeowners Association recently obtained a $2.975 million settlement in a construction defect case. This lawsuit was filed in the San Diego County Superior Court on behalf of the homeowner’s association. The suit was against a construction developer of a 230-unit condominium that was built between 2004 and 2005.

Why Did the Homeowners Association Sue the Construction Developer?

According to release forms, the San Diego Homeowner’s Association decided to file a suit against the developer because of various construction issues found within the condominium. These issues included foundation shifts and pipe leaks beneath the whole property that had resulted in significantly expensive repairs. As the investigation continued, there were other problems that were revealed. Soil issues, window leaks and even fire-protection failures were discovered, among other problems.

The developer was liable for these construction defects, which included the defective foundation, water intrusion issues at the windows and other resulting damage from the rest of the defects involving the condominium’s construction. After various inspections, depositions and mediations, the San Diego Homeowners Association secured the $2.975 million settlement from the developer.

Construction defects are common in real estate developments in California. If you are interested in filing a lawsuit against a construction developer for a defect you have found in your home or property, contact Ramey Law P.C. today.