For Immediate Release
September 27, 2011
David A. Rienzo, Assistant Attorney General
Consumer Protection & Antitrust Bureau
Attorney General Delaney announced today that his office has filed suit in Belknap County Superior Court against Brady Sullivan Paugus Woods, LLC, alleging violations of the Land Sales Full Disclosure Act and the Consumer Protection Act related to the sale of homes in the Villas at Paugus Bay subdivision.
In papers filed today, the Attorney General alleged that many of the homes in the Villas at Paugus Bay subdivision were not in compliance with basic building and safety codes when they were sold to their buyers. The faults alleged range from violations of electrical and building codes, to failure to bolt home modules together as required by the home manufacturers. In its court filings, the Attorney General states that the violations cited render the homes potentially hazardous to their occupants. The Attorney General also alleges a violation of the Consumer Protection Act in that Brady Sullivan published a Public Offering Statement that explicitly stated that all homes in the subdivision meet all applicable building and housing codes when in reality, they did not.
"This Office takes its obligation to protect consumers seriously," the Attorney General said. "Failure to adhere to established building and safety codes in the construction of houses can put families in danger needlessly," the Attorney General noted. "Along with other local and state agencies that work to ensure that dwellings are safe, we will take action against developers of residential housing who make false statements of material fact to their prospective consumers."
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