Harlem family demands big bucks from Abyssinian Development Corporation to fix flawed pad

A Harlem family that spent their life’s savings to purchase their first house is demanding the landlord–Abyssinian Development Corporation –cough up $250,000 to fix the flawed pad they say is riddled with construction defects.

The house of their dreams turned into a nightmare.

Jerry Gloster and his wife Marleny Diaz-Gloster say the house they purchased from the Abyssinian Development Corporation in 2010 has construction defects.

Jerry Gloster and his wife Marleny Diaz-Gloster say the house they purchased from the Abyssinian Development Corporation in 2010 has construction defects.

A Harlem family that spent their life’s savings to purchase their first house is demanding the landlord — Abyssinian Development Corporation — cough up $250,000 to fix the flawed pad they say is riddled with construction defects.

Interior walls, bamboo-tiled floors and windowsills began to crack shortly after they moved in, and an improperly installed gas boiler system went on the fritz too, the family claims.

“It’s a crock,” said Marleny Diaz-Gloster, 43, who along with her husband Jerry Gloster purchased the three-story brownstone on 132nd St. near Frederick Douglass Blvd. for $830,409 in 2010. “It feels like a sham.”

Abyssinian Development Corporation, founded by the Rev. Calvin Butts, advertised six “newly renovated townhouses” as part of a Harlem Village Homes II initiative that offers affordable houses in Harlem to those making below $130,000.

A flyer distributed four years ago touting the homes boasted “modern appliances, unique architectural features including a rear garden and maximum comfort to buyers looking to make a home in the vibrant Central Harlem.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptown/harlem-homeowners-slam-housing-group-faulty-pad-article-1.1854221#ixzz37AjRjM6e

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