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Experience:  Founding Partner at Moises Law, P.A.
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We purchased brand new house well over 400k, 2 car garage

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We purchased brand new house well over 400k, 2 car garage but can only park 1 car in the garage. The steps inside the garage prohibit us from pulling the 2nd car in. It's a compact size vehicle. This model was just introduced April 2015. We're the only family thus far living in this model. We requested they reconfigure the steps. They actually need to extend the entire garage. They continue to have excuse after excuse stating they are preparing other houses for closing. Please advise.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  MIAMILAW1127 replied 1 year ago.

Hello. I am going to be assisting you with your question today.

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Did you buy the property pre-construction?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it's a new build. They had just introduced this model at the time of contract.
Expert:  MIAMILAW1127 replied 1 year ago.

Then this could be a construction/design defect that they would be obligated to correct.

I would give them a set timeline within to make the repairs. In the event they do not do so, I would have an attorney ready to follow up with a pre-suit demand letter (this typically shows them you are taking steps toward litigation if necessary). If they still don't respond to the attorney's demand letter, the next step is to sue them.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What would you say is a reasonable timeline. They indicated they will do the job but they have no idea when is what they informed me OS
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  MIAMILAW1127 replied 1 year ago.

I would set a 15 day window for them to begin doing the work. That should be enough.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you I will reply to their email hopefully it will be resolved
Expert:  MIAMILAW1127 replied 1 year ago.

You're very welcome. Best of luck to you.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.