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Construction defects afflict luxury Paseo community in Fort Myers (Part 2)

In a recent post, we detailed some of the challenges at Paseo, Fort Myers' Mediterranean-themed, gated condominium community. According to news reports, homes there have been plagued by construction defects.

The developers, Stock Development LLC and Stock Construction, have filed multiple lawsuits regarding the construction defects, including suits that put the blame for various defects on architects, roofers and others.

Paseo's construction defects are serious. One estimate given to the Paseo Condominium Association pegged the repairs at more than $46 million. The estimate included new windows, stucco replacement over framed areas, roof replacements, new paint and re-sealing all of the affected buildings.

How many buildings are affected? According to the estimate: 123 buildings that include 763 homes (out of a total of 1,158 homes on the 440-acre property).

A spokesperson for the developer said Stock takes the issues "very seriously" and has put "significant resources" into resolving the problems. The spokesperson said the company "has been working diligently with the Paseo Condominium Association and construction industry experts, including engineers, to address these matters in a responsible, efficient manner."

The developer stresses that the process is a slow one, but that progress has been made.

A spokesperson for Fort Myers-based Comprehensive Building Consultants said the defects are due, more than any other reason, to lax government inspectors who cause "more harm than good." He said those inspectors are the ones responsible for signing certificates of occupancy and that in this case, they failed to do their jobs properly.

If your condo association is confronting construction defects, contact a law firm experienced in resolving construction defect disputes.

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