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It’s Your House –Receive Compensation If It Wasn’t Built Right

Unacceptable Workmanship Is … Unacceptable

Unlike the proverbial little pigs who built their houses out of straw or twigs, you went for the upgrade. And when you lay out a lot of money to build a nice home, it shouldn’t look like it was slapped together. It shouldn’t look unfinished. It shouldn’t be falling apart a couple of years later.

Grime Law LLP holds real estate developers accountable for substandard workmanship and other construction defects. We represent homeowners in the Los Angeles area who purchased newly built homes in the last five or 10 years. If the builder will not agree to fix their mistakes or pay for repairs, we will take them to court to make them pay. And they do pay: in the past three years, our firm has recovered more than $20 million from developers on behalf of homeowners.

Proven Results In Construction Defect Litigation

Our attorney, Dylan Grimes, previously worked for a big litigation firm where construction litigation cases were primarily handled. For the better part of a decade, our attorney sued developers for unforgivable defects. Our attorney has developed a good eye for what new construction should look like … and what constitutes shoddy workmanship.

You may be entitled to legal remedy for structural defects, subpar work and cosmetic defects such as:

  • Cracks in the foundation
  • Cracked or crumbling stucco
  • Sloppy brickwork or terra cotta
  • Window and door defects
  • Poor finish carpentry (flooring, cabinets, trim, crown molding)
  • Substandard electrical wiring or plumbing
  • Roof leaks or water intrusion
  • Soil erosion or collapsed retaining walls
  • Substituting substandard materials
  • Abandoned/unfinished work

You need to take legal action within 10 years of construction (and ideally sooner than that). If you wait too long, the warranty may expire or a second-opinion estimator may ascribe the defects to “normal wear and tear.”

Taking Developers To Task

Attorney Dylan Grimes is well-versed in strategies to compel developers to honor their obligations. Often, filing a lawsuit is the only way to hold builders responsible. In many cases, we can reach a financial settlement to fund repairs by a new company, or the builder will agree to redo the work at no cost. And sometimes we go to trial in pursuit of monetary damages or specific performance (a court order requiring the builder to fix the defect). One way or another, we won’t rest until the job is done properly or you are compensated.

Take Action To Protect Your Investment

Construction defects diminish the value of your home if you were to sell. Meanwhile, it diminishes your enjoyment of the property. You should not have to accept bad workmanship or pay out of pocket to make up for the developer’s negligence. Put it in our hands. We will take care of everything, including following up to ensure the rework is completed to spec and to your satisfaction.

Call Grime Law LLP in Santa Monica at 310-747-5095 to arrange a consultation. We handle construction defect cases throughout California and Hawaii, in both residential and commercial construction.