Atlantic City, NJ asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: Who may I sue in a new home construction sale, the builder or the seller?

I signed for a new construction home, now that is almost finished they did a different kitchen, as explained by the seller, the ceiling is low than the offered by the seller, and principal bathroom was offered with two sinks and they put only one.

2 Lawyer Answers
Richard Paul Zaretsky
Richard Paul Zaretsky
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Not enough information but enough to see you need an attorney to review the contract and the events leading up to entering into the contract. Based on that review it should be able to be determined if you have a chance to get damages, or if you already purchased it, have you waived rights to sue for these deviations.

Charles M. Baron agrees with this answer

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Assuming you have a breach of contract, you look to the other party/parties to the contract. Before jumping to a lawsuit, a claim/demand should be presented to determine if an amicable resolution can be reached. Beyond that, I agree with Mr. Zaretsky's comments.

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