The master condo association for Trump Towers I, II and III in Sunny Isles has filed a lawsuit against developers Related Group and Dezer Development, alleging that construction work at the 271-unit development was subpar.
Unit owners of the towers at 18001 Collins Ave. claim that numerous defects are direct results of “improper design and/or construction” by the developers, according to the lawsuit, which was filed April 12.
Units in the condo, completed in 2008, are priced $875,000 - $4.1 million. The Trump name was licensed from developer and presidential candidate Donald Trump, who was not involved in developing the project.
Listed as defendants are TRG, an entity formed by Related and Dezer to develop the towers; general contractor John Moriarty & Associates; architecture firm Sieger Suarez Architects; and engineering firms CHM Structural Enginers LLC and Steven Feller P.E.
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In an email statement, Dezer Development said it had not been served a lawsuit but has been “working amicably with the association to resolve” repair claims “that are typical in the turn-over [sic] of every condo development.”
Related also declined to comment on the litigation through an email statement, saying only that it had not been served any lawsuit involving Trump Towers.
Another project developed by Related and built by John Moriarty & Associates has also suffered from complaints about construction defects. In January, the condo associations at Icon Brickell sued Moriarity over allegedly faulty construction throughout the site. Its massive rooftop pool is expected to be closed for at least another year for repairs.
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