Builder rescinds drywall replacement offer

An article in the Tampa Tribune reported that a Tampa builder who agreed to move families out of homes built with toxic Chinese drywall and make the necessary repairs has now rescinded the offer.  

The newspaper's cover story interviewed two residents of Sabal Pointe, a community built by Rottlund Homes, who discovered tainted drywall and other related damage in their homes last year. Rottlund Homes sent them letters promising to replace the drywall and pay their living expenses during the repairs. But the residents were eventually informed that the builder was unable to secure financing and did not know when it could fix the homes.

Jeff Paskert, an attorney for the builder, told the Tampa Tribune that Rottlund's insurance company covered repairs on some of the builder's Chinese drywall homes but not all, including the two residents in question. 

Rottlund recently sent letters saying it will not be able to replace the drywall, the paper said, but is still building homes in the Sabal Pointe development.