Hunters Creek lot owner allegedly hid code violations

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 21, 2017

HOUSTON — Two home buyers have filed suit against a lot owner in Hunters Creek for allegedly concealing code deficiencies in a new home project and interfering with an existing sales contract.

Andrew and Megan Levy filed a complaint on Feb. 24, in the Harris County District Court against Charles Goolsbee, alleging that the property owner failed to address the defects in the home that was being built.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that while the home was under construction on the defendant's residential property, they entered into a contract to buy the home. In January 2017, an inspector found that the home was noncompliant and was inhabitable. As a result, they were forced to terminate their contract after making a substantial investment in the house.

The plaintiffs hold Goolsbee responsible because he allegedly ignored an inspector's report, which said the house is defective and is not code-compliant. Goolsbee did not disclose any code violations to the city of Hunters Creek, the complaint says.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek monetary relief of more than $1 million and all other relief they may be entitled to. They are represented by C. Brannon Robertson of Fernelius Simon PLLC in Houston.

Harris County District Court Case number 2017-12991

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