Developer Will Pay Hunters Brook Homeowners Assoc. $210,758 in Lieu of Club House - Southern Maryland Headline News

Developer Will Pay Hunters Brook Homeowners Assoc. $210,758 in Lieu of Club House

BALTIMORE (March 1, 2011) — Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that his Consumer Protection Division has resolved an investigation of U.S. Home Corporation, doing business as Lennar, concerning the construction of the Hunters Brooke community in Indian Head in Charles County. Lennar, one of the largest home builders in the country, built the Hunters Brooke community which consists of 319 homes. The Division alleges that Lennar promised to build a "clubhouse" in the common area of the community. However, instead of building the clubhouse, Lennar only constructed a changing facility next to the community's pool.

"Builders cannot mislead consumers regarding the amenities that will be built in their communities," said Attorney General Gansler. "I am pleased that we were able to reach an agreement that will compensate the Hunters Brook community."

Under the settlement Lennar signed with the Division, Lennar denied any liability, but agreed to pay to the Hunters Brook Homeowners Association $210,758, which is the estimated cost Lennar would have incurred to build the clubhouse at Hunters Brooke. Lennar also agreed not to advertise or promote amenities in any of its communities unless the amenities will be built.

Source: Office of Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler

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