PulteGroup Accused Of Hiding Code Violations From Homebuyers

January 2, 2019

PulteGroup and its subsidiary, Pulte Home Company, has been accused of allegedly building homes in Florida that were not up to code. A new report from HousingWire also claimed that the code violations were hidden from homebuyers.


"Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's office announced last week that it reached a settlement with the Pulte companies after a two-year investigation found that Pulte allegedly failed to disclose to certain Florida buyers that some of its homes were being built in violation of applicable building codes," according to HousingWire.


"Bondi’s office filed a complaint against Pulte that accused the homebuilder of violating the Florida Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act."


The complaint also added that some Florida homeowners' repair claims were denied by the company, without visiting the homes for "adequate inspection."


"According to Bondi’s office, before and during the investigation, Pulte spent approximately $64 million to repair affected homes in Florida," according to the report. 


"The settlement agreement stipulates that Pulte must repair additional homes that are as much as 10 years old and meet certain criteria."


To learn more about this settlement and the PulteGroup, click on the image above.


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