Lawsuit claims inspectors did not tell man about home's alleged defects

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Apr 8, 2013

GALVESTON - An area resident alleges that a League City inspection services company deceived him into buying a house plagued with defects, recent court papers say.

Donald Tandy's lawsuit, filed March 26 in Galveston County District Court, accuses A-L Inspections and its agents, Randy K. Longley and Melvin "Gene" Cannon Jr., of lying in a report on which the plaintiff relied to purchase the property, also in League City.

Tandy hired the defendants in late March 2011 and considered their work "integral" toward deciding whether he would purchase the aforementioned house, according to the suit.

The task which is the focus of the litigation commenced followed by the transaction.

"Unfortunately, [Tandy] later determined the inspection was either not performed as to the balcony porches or was performed in a substandard manner which has resulted in actual damages," the original petition says.

It adds the respondents "failed to report that the balconies were defective because of exposed wood in the improperly placed scuffers," which apparently caused the fixtures to rot.

The complainant insists that he would not have bought the residence had he known "of these defects and issues."

Consequently, Tandy seeks a minimum of $30,000 in damages.

Attorney Brad Beers of the Beers Law Firm in Houston is Tandy's counsel, and the case has been assigned to Galveston County 10th District Court Kerry L. Neves.

Case No. 13-CV-468

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