General Gansler Files Charges Against Altieri Homes and Associated
Homebuilder Allegedly Accepted Deposits and Failed to Build Homes
MD (June 5, 2009) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler
announced today that the Home Builder Registration Unit of
the Consumer Protection Division has filed charges against
Altieri Enterprises, Inc. t/a Altieri Homes, Athlone, LLC of
Columbia, Altieri Homes at Castle in the Woods, LLC, R & L
Livezey, LLC, and Milltown, LLC of Columbia for failing to
comply with Maryland’s Home Builder Registration Act,
New Home Deposits Act, Consumer Protection Act, and Custom
Home Protection Act.
The Home Builder Registration
Unit suspended the registration of Athlone, LLC and charged each
company and their principals,
Greig Altieri, Daren Altieri, Frank Altieri, Todd Altieri, and
Wendy Altieri with accepting payments from consumers in Howard
and Harford counties and then failing to construct the homes, pay
subcontractors, or refund payments made by consumers. The companies
also failed to disclose to the Home Builder Registration Unit lawsuits
filed by consumers and subcontractors concerning the companies’ building
activities. The Unit is seeking injunctive relief, restitution,
costs, damages, and civil penalties against the builder for the
alleged violations of the law.
“The law in Maryland requires new home builders to honor
their commitments to home buyers and properly use their deposits
and payments,” said Attorney General Gansler. “My office
will seek severe sanctions against builders who operate without
being registered or fail to properly handle consumer deposits.”
Consumers who have
had problems with homes built by Altieri Homes, Athlone, Altieri
Homes at Castle in the Woods, R & L Livezey,
Milltown or other builders should contact the Home Builder Regstration
Unit at 410-576-6573 in Baltimore or toll free at 877-259-4525.
Consumers can also email the Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To determine if a builder is registered with the Unit, visit www.oag.state.md.us/homebuilder or contact the Home Builder Registration Unit by telephone.