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$1.6M Home Uninhabitable as It Sinks Into the Ground in New Jersey

By    |   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 04:10 PM

A man’s $1.6 million New Jersey home is uninhabitable, sinking into the ground and taking with it his life savings and dreams of giving his wife the home she’s always wanted.

Humayun Akhtar told WABC that his Florham Park home was a disaster and that his family has not spent one night in it since it was completed about 10 years ago.

“I spent all the money I had and basically, I got cleaned out in the process. I have nothing now,” he said.

The homeowner said just weeks after closing, he saw that cracks were forming in the walls, and he took the television station through the home to show how doors wouldn’t even close.

“I used to be a singing, laughing person. I don't listen to music anymore. I haven't seen a movie in ten years, I can't relax anymore,” he said.

Jay Rice, Akhtar’s attorney, told WABC, “I've had a whole bunch of houses-gone-wrong cases, but nothing like this.”

WABC said a court ruled that builder JDN Properties, the builder, had defrauded Akhtar, but JDN appealed and won that decision this month. The case will now be put in front of a jury.

The builder told WABC there was no intent to defraud and that JDN had tried to fix the foundation.

Joseph Natale, who owned JDN Florham Park, the developer, told ABC News he worked with builder Robert Deluca to approach Akhtar numerous times about fixing the house.

“We also tried to settle with Akhtar on numerous occasions,” Natale said, “but he would not hear about fixing the house and wanted nothing to do with those things.”

Deluca told ABC that he was responsible for nine other homes in the development, none of which had any problems like Akhtar experienced. He also built one for himself.



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