KB HOME DISASTER
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Thank you Noah from CBS for this Blight Christmas video of our complex
Buyer beware: Attorney fees, inspection fees, lost work - will you even be able to live in your new KB Home? Owners across the country are having issues. Please see the News station reports. It shows different complexes, shoddy workmanship & code violations. KB Home has told so many people they are going to do the work and then they don't.
whistleblower lawsuit, Ruben O'Neill v. KB Home, alleged the homebuilder knew about - but failed to disclose - structural defects in their Willowbrook homes before selling them to home-buyers in June 2007 See report at WTSP.com
Excellent article: 10/16/12 KB Must Stand for Ka-Boom
Very Important! October 12, 2012 - Talked to the FBI, the best way for us to file is go to IC3.gov, it will look like cyber crime, but it is for all reporting. This will send flags out across the country and will be either handled locally or nationally. The more people fill out the complaint the better. Check off Money (shopping), Incidental - check off something else Use your current address, but farther down put in the address where your home is. Monetary loss, include if renting elsewhere, inspections and other money you loss. You will be able to change the amount later. If you wrote to the Attorney General or other consumer protection check that box off. Add other names if you know them of homeowners having issues, even if it being repeated by someone else.
The FBI will turn over to the US Attorney who can possibly throw them in jail, get restitution orders and fine them :) It is important to do all of these complaints listed here, with the FTC and the DBPR also. Yes, it takes time, but look at what you have lost. Well worth taking a weekend or a couple vacation days to do this. We are also looking for people who bought and moved out, short sale, foreclosure due to construction issues, please email so we can get you added on. Also see the link are you a victim too?
Very Important! FTC - Federal Trade Commission They will not handle your individual case but they have gone after KB Home in the past and are investigating them again. They cannot take CD's. so hard copy all documents. Please file a complaint with them!
Very Important! File Complaint Form Department of Business & Professional Regulations - This link is for Fl, Google for your state.
Better Business Bureau has revoked its accreditation and giving KB NF rating in Orlando. We are receiving emails from across the country, with others having major issues. Please contact me and/or www.thekbhome.com so we can help you fight back. Lets get them the rating they deserve across the country. Please file a complaint with them!
This is your biggest investment. Take the time to read the reports / news media. It's not one faulty issue, it's MAJOR construction issues.
KB Home uses Non-Binding forced arbitration (After the FTC ordered them to stop Binding Arbitration) is a predatorily process that most cannot afford therefore offers no means of legal recourse to hold the builder accountable for the average person.
I have spent tens of thousands in legal fees, inspection fees, none of which is recoverable under the arbitration. KB Home uses this knowing most people cannot afford it. They force you into non-binding arbitration by refusing to fulfill their warranty. They place all exclusions in the warranty from no responsibility from injuries/illness from their shoddy construction to not being able to recover your legal fees that you paid to fight for their sub quality building and outright refusal to repair. The whole process is outlined in their warranty book. Little did I know they would not hold up their end and follow through on the warranty claims and build unsafe buildings by refusing to use the building codes.
Many of us have gone years battling with them and mostly either had band-aid repairs or no repairs. George Glance said they have continuously worked on our warranty issues. FALSE, they refused to do any further work in my home, I have water intrusion, toxic molds and the structural of the building is not built to code. Story after story from homeowners, one has had paver bricks left in his master bedroom for almost a year. So many people are sick from the molds in their homes, but the clauses protect KB from paying for them to live elsewhere and how long do they wait for a correct repair. I wouldn't doubt and expect there is going to be negligent homicide either from the toxic mold or a building collapsing in the near future.
KB Home is refusing to buy back our homes. Even if they repair correctly when we sell we have to disclose the issues. These are sick buildings. The value in our homes have plummeted.
My "Dream Home" has cost me everything to fight KB Home for an uninhabitable home they sold me that is not built to code, full of toxic molds and a danger to live in, so bad I moved out after only seven months. They had every opportunity to repair but instead have abused me emotionally, financially and physically and forcing me into arbitration by refusing to do any more work. Buyer Beware, do your research before buying in this company. I was even assaulted by one of there sales reps.
What KB Home is telling the news media about our complex is the same they told the BBB years ago with me, yet they outright refused to repair forcing me into arbitration with the award being for them to repair or pay me. You know which one they want.
KB Home has taken no responsibility of things stolen and broken in my home. A convicted drug felon was sent to my home who died after doing drugs on his break and returned to work and died. Do you want these type people in your home? Can you afford taking months off work? Their shoddy work has caused a major injury to my foot and hospitalized me from the mold. Children and adults are sick from the toxic molds and forced to move out of their homes for their safety. Some are unable to move out, no place to go. Is this the dream home you want?
KB Home has made a confidentiality agreement with at least two that we know of so far on the whistleblowers. Wonder how much they were paid for the agreement?
Rumor has it KBHomeSucks.com came to a confidentiality agreement for $750,000. Rumor also going around another website was bought out a while back for one million. KB Home has repeatedly bought out other websites and adding gag orders with the buyout.
KB Home seems they would rather shut people up than build quality homes to code and hide known construction defects. I will be purchasing the history of the IP addresses that KB owns and from that I can get a better idea how many people they have come to a confidentiality agreement with and will publish the results. Good news is getting the FBI and US Attorney in we can possibly get these people to testify without them breaking their shut-up contract with KB. Just amazes me the time, energy and money they put out instead of building quality homes. Why doesn't the company do a major overhaul and fire a lot of their people or does CEO Jeff Mezger need to fire himself? Time will tell as more investigations are done.
Here is a listing on a home, price reduced. "This unit is located in a condominium development where known building violations and deficiencies exist in some buildings. This situation may also affect the owners association. Buyer is responsible for review and verification of unit condition." How can we do a disclosure, who would even buy one? Our homes have plummeted in value and will forever be tarnished by the building issues that we have to disclose or put in a non-disclosure.
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