Tom Smith Development Scammed me on a new home purchase
Tom Smith of Tom Smith Development Inc.scammed me out of my insulation.
He sold me a home in Florida and it was built using one third the insulation that was written on my purchase contract. For detailed information, contracts, photos etc please see my web site tomsmithdevelopmentsucks.com. He advertized that the home would have a pantry in the kitchen, (scammed again) none was provided. He advertised a building contractor who was to build the home, (scammed again) he had another contractor pull the permit however Tom Smith contracted out the work himself.
Tom Smith raised the price of the home due to construction price increases, (scammed again) Tom Smith built the home himself and saved the cost of the contractor overseeing the job. He had 30 days per the contract to repair all defects all three pages of defects, (scammed again) he worked on the house over two months and never finished the repairs. The house was of terrible quality, nothing straight, electrical not to plan and not to code. Almost all the glass in the house is scratched and some were broken.
The master tub was not pitched correctly and the water would not completely drain out. Breakers shorted out so whole rooms with no power. His contract is so that one must close regardless of defects and he has 30 days to repair the problems. He is building homes in Florida without a contractor’s license.
He does this by applying for home owners permits and building the homes as if they were for him to live in. Florida law requires the home owner to live in the home for one year to be eligible for this exemption. He has built many homes and never lived a day in any of them this is just the way he saves the cost of the contractor. The Building department and the DBPR are of no help they claim that Developers are not regulated and can do as they please.
So I am here to warn any one reading that they may want to look else were for a home since my experience with Tom Smith was very bad and I have spoken to other home owners who had similar if not worse experiences with Mr. Smith. Since I have been on a campaign to warn other potential buyers and tell of my experiences he has served me with a million or so dollar law suit. I believe he is waiting to serve me with more suits.
A friend of mine Jose Camelo from Columbia South America also had contracted to buy a home from Mr. Smith he did not close the deal, and wanted his deposit back after he realized how bad of a quality home Tom had built. Jose lost his $40K deposit plus $15K in attorney’s fees and ran out of money to fight this millionaire. So Tom Smith won a judgment for an additional $27K I believe this is correct of which Jose does not have.
Mr. Camelo is retired and lives on a fixed income, His entire savings was lost and still Mr. Smith insists on extracting this money from him by taking his home.
Maybe Camelo and I cannot be saved however I will make every attempt to spread the word for others to heed.Thank You Ricardo Estrada 954-213-2563