A Cloverdale homeowner wants to see legislation in place to protect homebuyers from suffering what he’s gone through.
Frank Loughrey purchased his new townhouse in Surrey’s Clayton Heights when it was partially built only to discover after he took possession there was a long list of problems, including an improperly laid foundation that leaks.
“As it turned out the foundation had honeycombing and so we discovered a leak we figured the builder didn’t vibrate the concrete well enough, we also discovered later the dimple wrap they put on the outside of the foundation wasn’t installed property, there was no tar layer behind.”
Loughrey says he was pressured into buying during the housing craze with only one ‘subject to’ and no time to get an inspection.
“Things have to change with the builders, the home warranty companies… something has to be done and I’m not going to give up. This doesn’t end here, I’m pursuing whatever avenues I have to get this changed.”
“Something has to change out there, the government has to do something, rules have to be changed so that you cannot sell a property without allowing the buyer to do some sort of a home inspection.”
Loughrey says he has 132 items on five claims with a home warranty company and the builder won’t take responsibility.
“Calls to Pacific Home Warranty by CKNW news have not been returned.”