There is a missing fastener in one of the tie-down straps on the condenser unit and needs to be replaced. Lennar has still not made the repair.
This one is pretty basic and straightforward, yet has still not been repaired by Lennar.
Here’s the summary of the issue from all of Lennar construction issues I keep in a spreadsheet.
*Note: For simplicity, the Lennar and WCI Communities names here are used interchangeably as Lennar took over WCI in February of 2017.
Quick Lennar Construction Issues Timeline
2013-2014 – First issues were reported to WCI. The initial responses were from Joel Fedora who is now a Vice President of Construction with Lennar.
Late-2014 – Towards the end of the year, I retained Amanda Buffinton (at the time a shareholder at Bush Ross) to start working the legal side of the issues, because nothing was getting resolved. The first Lennar in-house legal response happens around this time.
July 2015 – The case expands and WCI moves the case from in-house to outside legal. The outside legal responses are from this time.
September 2015 – Amanda Buffington files a 558 complaint against WCI/Lennar to start the process of filing a construction lawsuit.
October 2015 – Lennar’s outside legal sends a response to the 558 complaint. Their response was completely untrue. It’s the same attorney who provided the first outside legal response in July 2015.
Missing fastener on A/C condenser issue description
There is a missing fastener in one of the tie-down straps on the condenser unit and needs to be replaced.
Original response to missing fastener on A/C condenser issue from Joel Fedora
WCI will have the missing fastener installed.
Lennar in-house legal response to missing fastener on A/C condenser issue
WCI will schedule Del-Air to inspect and repair if not installed properly.
Amanda Buffinton legal response to Lennar about missing fastener on A/C condenser issue
Buffinton response to Lennar outside legal (prior to filing the 558)
Resolved. Mr. Fannin reserves his rights.
Final WCI outside legal response to 558 complaint
WCI offered to resolve this item but the Homeowner canceled the repair.
Note: This is not true at all. See: WCI (Now Lennar Homes) Lied in Their Legal Response. Why?
Lennar executive’s response on 5/22/2017
Replace missing tapcon [sic] screw on strap to the condenser unit.
Note: As of the date of this publication, all the Lennar executives went silent and none of the construction repairs were ever made, including the promised replacements of two, improperly installed and defective A/C units causing extensive mold exposure and health issues.