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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Saturday Rock Blogging III: Every Man Needs Protection

by Tanta on 5/26/2007 01:19:00 PM

From the New York Times, "As Condos Rise in Florida, Investors Try to Flee":

Frank Scarfone, a retired engineer who bought two preconstruction units at Hollywood Station, a complex going up in Hollywood, is seeking to cancel his contracts. Each unit is priced at $300,000. The developer promised a city view from both units, Mr. Scarfone said, but now another building in the complex is blocking it — a change that he said made the contracts unenforceable.

He sent a letter demanding his total deposit of $120,000 back, and after getting no reply, picketed the developer’s office. Then Mr. Scarfone called a lawyer, Matthew Schlesinger, who has been unable to recoup the deposit so far.

“If we have to sue,” Mr. Scarfone said, “we’re planning on suing.”