“Condo Owners Settle with Developer,” Vos Iz Neias
By: Elizabeth Stull
May 15th, 2007
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY – A group of owners in a Williamsburg condominium complex received $235,000 after settling a lawsuit with its developer, designers and contractors.
The lawsuit cited Shlomo K. developer of The Williamsburg Mews, 98-106 Havemeyer St., for breach of contract, breach of warranty, negligent misrepresentation and negligent construction.
Roofing leaks and the resulting water damage were at the top of the owners’ list of complaints.
All 31 residents of The Mews joined the lawsuit. Their attorney, Adam Leitman Bailey, said then that active roof leaks had caused expensive damage to bulkheads and hardwood floors.
The owners’ list of complaints also included cement-clogged sewer pipes that caused basement flooding; ; and only a single layer of sheetrock between units instead of the code-required two layers.
Under the settlement agreement reached a few months ago, each of the contractors agreed to perform a full inspection and repair any damage to the satisfaction of the owners’ engineer.
The developer, architect and construction manager each made payments to the condominium’s board of managers within 30 days of the settlement. Shlomo K. and his company paid $200,000. [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]