• Report: #1017577

Complaint Review: Long Island Modular Homes

  • Submitted: Wed, February 20, 2013
  • Updated: Thu, February 21, 2013

  • Reported By: IreneRecoveryInProgress — Long Island New York United States of America
Long Island Modular Homes
500 N Broadway Jericho, New York United States of America

Long Island Modular Homes Pinecrest Modular Homes Bait and Switch, Hidden Charges, Lower Quality, Cut Corners, Payment Dispute, Breach of Contract, non performance, irene, flood victim, sandy Jericho, New York

*UPDATE Employee: Settlement

*UPDATE Employee: The Real Truth

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I did not receive the house I agreed to.  Plans were redrawn with a different factory and design changes were made without consulting me.  Lower quality materials were used than I agreed to.  I have been very disappointed with the quality of work,  the time this project has taken and the unprofessional behavior of the proprietor.  It took 4 months to finalize the design, 5 months for permit approval (partially their responsibility due to errors in submissions and slow turnaround for corrections), and now 4 months after permit approval I have what I would describe as half of a house.  At this point I hope to move home 15 months after beginning the design process with this contractor.  I have two mortgages on this house post Irene and Sandy and nowhere to live.
 
I did not receive a payment schedule.  7 months after signing the contract I was given 2 business days notice that over $100k would be required to complete delivery and set of the house or I would face thousands in fees to reschedule delivery.  Contractor was aware of my dependency on insurance funds in escrow and did not give me reasonable notice to seek alternate funding.
 
Months after signing the contract the contractor claimed certain items would now be additional charges. 
$832.50 for a 3 month rental of a 6 foot construction fence, which is required by the town building code for new construction.  The fence would also likely be required for more than 3 months.
$6000 for additional truck to deliver modular units even though I did not change the design of the house since the contract was signed.
$5298 for increase in foundation height and reinforced crawlspace slab.  Foundation height was discussed in detail prior to contract and did not change.  Slab reinforcement was an addition, but invoice did not itemize these charges.  Slab was invoiced but never poured.  Contractor did not inform me of the additional cost until after the foundation was already poured, at which point they requested I sign a backdated work authorization for that amount.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/20/2013 04:12 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Long-Island-Modular-Homes/Jericho-New-York-11753/Long-Island-Modular-Homes-Pinecrest-Modular-Homes-Bait-and-Switch-Hidden-Charges-Lower-Q-1017577. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 UPDATE Employee

Settlement

AUTHOR: JD - ()

The follow statement has been issue by the complaintant Melanie Cardenas. THe statement is part of the settlement agreement. 

"To Whom It May Concer:

The parties to the above litigation have amicably settled their issues without admission of any guilt wrongdoing or liability."

Long Island Modular is and has alway been a reputable builder. 

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AUTHOR: JD - (United States of America)

A lien was filed Feb 15th on the property for non payment of services rendered. Ms. Cardenas then takes to internet as retaliation. In todays world it is easier to not pay and them make false claim on the internet.It is not coincidental that this was posted after the lien was filed.. Ms. Cardenas's attorney was negotiating a settlement escrow agreement for a month. Ms Cardenas decided not to sign the negotiated agreement and to just try not to pay her obligations. Claims made about bait and switch are false. I will post the results of all legal actions against Ms. Cardenas. 
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