Continental Group, Inc. Kings Point, Sun City Center, Florida — Management Company Criminal Vandalism/ Unlawful Property Trespass /Infringement of Privacy
I purchased a condo in this Del Webb, now Minto development unaware that the first builder had gone bankrupt. WHAT A TERRIBLE MISTAKE. From Day One it has been the most horrible experience of my life. This property is "mismanaged" by the management company, The Continental Group. From day one there have been issues with this company. Their most recent malicious and offensive trespass is the following. While I was out of town providing volunteer services to my church, they maliciously entered my property (lanai) which was locked, cut off my water bib spigot on the outside, capped and disconnected the pipe. Not only did they commit this criminal vandalism and trespass, but they NEVER sent me any notice whatsoever and refuse to reconnect the water. IT HAS BEEN FOUR MONTHS NOW. I have no water to use whatsoever, and it has devalued the value of my property and also many of my plants which need water and which I have spent much money on have died, not to mention the inconvenience of hauling water. Their response when I complained to Justin Rivenburgh was that I had refused to pay for the water when they and their flunky company that did the misdeed decided to backtrack. These people are the most recalcitrant horrendous people I have ever had the bad luck to deal with. They are blatant criminasl masquerading as "managers". They recently enforced a new ruling that everyone in the community had to be I.D. This is not voluntary. It is mandatory and if you don't comply they have enforcement power. Further, they have the worst landscaping and other contractors who at Six and Seven AM consistently are spewing out horrendous gaseous black tar paving non-existent paved roads, putting down corrosive chemicals which kill and stunt plant and are harmful to humans- their community residents, without regard or compassion. THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A 55+ COMMUNITY. Most of the residents (8, 500) are incapacitated and their health is compromised. They have the NERVE to be building additional new homes and tooting them nationwide as the hottest thing since new money. I FEEL SORRY FOR ANYONE WHO MAKES THE SAME MISTAKE AS I AND SO MANY OF MY NEIGHBORS HAVE DONE. Many people want to leave as they see their property values diminishing, their equity lost and their rights infringed upon, but their money has been spent purchasing the units which in the year I have been there personally my unit has been assessed by the Hillsborough taxing authority nearly EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS LESS LAST YEARS VALUE. WHY would anyone with good sense desire to live in horror in a horrendous community where property values are diminishing at a rapid rate, and the aggravation and demoralization not to mention oprressive practices and beauracracy and criminal mischief makes life unbearable. DON'T FOR YOUR OWN HEALTH, HAPPINESS AND WELFARE EVEN THINK OF PURCHASING HERE. BUYER BEWARE! I cannot say too strongly: BUYER BEWARE!!!