SAN FRANCISCO, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A boutique condo building filed suit for numerous construction defects and building standard violations through counsel, The Miller Law Firm. The 68 Harriet Street Owners Association is a 16-unit residential community of bi-level lofts located South of Market between Howard and Folsom. It was completed in 2003 by Joe Cassidy Construction, Inc, and units were sold under the Graphic Lofts, LLC.
California law only allows home and condominium owners associations to bring claims to their builders for 10-years from the date of completion or occupancy of the units. In May, 2013, the 68 Harriet Owners Association put the builder on notice of the common area problems through California's pre-litigation statute commonly known as "The SB 800 Process," after independent experts identified building performance violations. With no response from the builder, the Association filed a civil action to preserve their rights to recover for necessary repairs while facing a 10-year time limit.
Attorney for The 68 Harriet Street Owners Association, Thomas E. Miller, CEO of The Miller Law Firm, states, "With a time limit of 10 years, this Association, like many others built in the 2003 boom, has to face current repair needs. Rather than assess owners or use reserve funds, they are rightfully protecting their assets through the civil system."
Vern Nuanez, President of the 68 Harriet Owners Association, states, "We look forward to a quick response from the LLC and Joe Cassidy Construction in the hopes of repairing our building and our homes very soon."
The building is professionally managed by Bart Howard of The Bohan Company. According to Mr. Howard, "Our company manages many boutique condominium buildings that face significant repairs. Given the right evaluation by experts, we are able to bring the issues forward and ask the builder to remove the burden from the homeowners to restore these communities."
According to Rachel Miller, Senior Partner of The Miller Law Firm, "Bringing together experts for the Association and the builder helps address repair options in the hopes of resolving these claims efficiently."
Thomas E. Miller and Rachel M. Miller, of The Miller Law Firm (www.ConstructionDefects.com) are the co-authors of, "Home and Condo Defects: A Consumer Guide to Faulty Construction," (Seven Locks Press, 2012), available online at www.amazon.com.
The Miller Law Firm also currently represents numerous San Francisco buildings with construction defect claims, including 255 Berry Street HOA, Park Terrace HOA, 888 7th Street HOA, 88 Townsend Street HOA, and Cubix/766 Harrison HOA.
Detailed information regarding this case can be accessed via the San Francisco Superior Court website at www.sfsuperiorcourt.org, case number CGC-13-532064.
Media Contact: Rachel Miller
SOURCE The Miller Law Firm