A Contract for home construction purchase was signed 6/04 with Lexington Homes Inc aka Craig Gallagher in tampa, Florida. The home was contractually due for delivery on 12/04. It is now 10/05, and the home is still not ready.
Notwithstanding, we just reieved a letter from from Lexington Homes aka Craig Gallagher's Attorney stating Lexingtons Homes request to withdraw from the contract, and the intent of keeping our $22,000 deposit as ransom for unspecified damages!? What?
OK. I know what your thinking. Your thinking, how can Lexington Homes get away with this injustus??? The Answer: They dont care!
They are the equivalent of a Modern day "Jesse James", Bonnie & Clyde, or John Dilligher. A company run by a bunch of family inbreds who take their orders from the Head Mob Boss Craig Gallagher. Why, just check out the Better Business Bureau for the TAMPA area, and you will find a " unsatisfactory rating " for Lexington Homes. If they dont perscibe to any ethical oversight watchdog, what you see, is what you get! Ripped-Off!
We are in process of pursuing legal action against Lexington Homes, whom claims the distinction of " Extreme Makeover " participant recently seen on TV in spring 2005. We say our experience with Lexington Homes & Craig Gallagher have been a " Extreme Ripoff " to say the least.
Our experience with Lexington Homes has been a nightmare. They have extorted, lied, cheeted, stolen, performed shoddy construction, used substandard building materials, ruined or damaged installed upgrades, and left our family homeless from the house that is righfully ours not to mention the $22k they stole from us. Lexington Homes even tried to Extort us into closing without running water, and faulty electrical lighting, and doors that would not shut properly.
It's incredible, and Craig Gallagher could care less! Their whole staff are the rudest people we have ever met which included using profanity in front of us,and in front of our children. Truely Lexington Homes has no shame.
It now looks like a judge will have to decide the fate of our $22,000 deposit, and home. Trust me, this whole process is a b***h, and its just going to get worse. We fully intend to take every measure possible to protect our interest. If Lexington Homes is doing this to us, they will do it to the next unsuspecting home buyer.
Take my advise, and use my experience to avoid making a $300k to $1mm mistake. There are professional reputable builders in the tampa area. Before choosing any builder, do your homeswork, and " Beware of Lexington Homes "!