Thursday, June 07, 2007
Brooklyn property owners stuck with the repair bills.
The sad truth.
Unscrupulous developer teams up with dangerously inept foundation contractor and equally inept engineering firm, to build in a neighborhood comprised of 100+ year old homes .
Department of Buildings fails to adequately supervise and enforce the building code by allowing work to proceed against approved plans.
Adjacent buildings crumble.
Buildings Department cites property owners for failing to maintain their buildings.
Buildings Department blames property owners for contributing to current condition of their buildings, implying that property owners didn't react quickly enough to implement costly emergencey repairs to ''save'' buildings.
Property owners spend $100,000 or more on repairs.
Property owners spend thousands more on legal costs to recover damages.
Developer finishes building, sells off units, disolves limited liability company, and moves on to next neighborhood.