Association of owners of the Valencia reserve sued
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UPDATE 5.40pm: Mr Blutig has reached out to let us know that although his lawyers used the clubhouse address in the lawsuit, he actually came across tree roots that had come through the curb. He tore his rotator cuff which, at 79, is not insignificant. Blutig told us, as other homeowners have confirmed, that roots growing through sidewalks in the GL Homes community of Valencia Reserve are a problem.
BOYNTON BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) – The Valencia Preserve Owners Association is facing legal action from a man who claims the HOA made negligent in the upkeep of his clubhouse. The man fell and claimed serious injuries.
Richard Blutig, in his lawsuit, says he was at or near the property at 9275 Lake Royal Road in Boynton Beach on December 21, 2020 as a “business guest.” The lawsuit alleges that the HOA “negligently” and “negligently” failed to maintain the grounds of its premises in a “reasonably safe condition” and created “an unsafe condition” for those who “walk around.”
The lawsuit, filed by Miami attorney Diana Usten, makes no mention of actual negligence or what led Mr Blutig to fall. It is unclear if he says he fell in the clubhouse or on the clubhouse grounds.
According to the lawsuit, Mr. Blutig, “experienced bodily harm and pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, aggravation and/or acceleration of one or more pre-existing conditions, loss of ability to profit from life, expenses for hospitalization, medical and nursing care and treatment, loss of income and loss of ability to earn money in the past and in the future.
There was no immediate response filed by the Valencia Reserve HOA. Local real estate expert Zev Friedus tells us that “Valencia Reserve is a single family residence community located in Boynton Beach, Florida with seven homes currently for sale between $650,000 and $997,500.” GL Homes has marketed the community as a “working adult” community, the term it uses for communities that focus on people aged 55 and over.
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