It’s been 5 years since Sheree Whitfield of The Real Housewives of Atlanta embarked on her journey to build her dream home, but according to a recent interview, she’s simply taking her time to make sure it’s right.
Chateau Sheree is upwards of 15,000 square feet, and in order to build a home of such magnitude, one would certainly need the ‘coinz’ (as Nene Leakes would say).
Clearly, the ‘coinz’ weren’t available to the former ‘housewife’ as evidenced by the lawsuits incurred from contractors seeking payment (click HERE if you missed that).
Well, now Sheree has decided to file a lawsuit of her own and she’s hoping that her insurance company will cough up almost $300,000 in damages for her massive construction project.
Details about Sheree’s latest
insurance scam legal battle below…
Sheree claims that the pipes burst in her unlivable home last winter and now she wants to be made whole. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” recurring cast member/ ‘friend of the show’ filed a lawsuit earlier this week (January 11) seeking $279,940.56 in damages.
According to Rodney Ho of the AJC:
According to the lawsuit filed in Superior Court of Fulton County, Whitfield’s management company said an insurance company did not pay out enough money to fix a water leak that caused major damage to the home in early 2014 while it was under construction.
At the time, according to the lawsuit, the 15,000 square foot home was 85 percent complete. In early 2014, there was a major freeze in metro Atlanta that caused the water line to freeze and break. The home was unoccupied so water cascaded down and into the basement, seriously damaging at least half the home. A neighbor saw the water flowing over the balconies. The lawsuit does not say how long water was leaking before it was stopped.
Defendant Central Mutual Insurance Company provided insurance on the home under a builders risk policy. With guidance from the insurance company, Whitfield hired Guyco Plumbing & Home Improvements to repair the home. Standard Chemical Inc. dried out the home, which took three weeks.
Whitfield hired Russ Hart, a public insurance adjuster, on Feb. 18, who raised the issue of mold, the lawsuit stated. The defendant disputed the issue of mold and the two sides argued over how much it would cost to bring the home back to its original condition. Each side hired its own appraiser and a third-party “umpire,” who was supposed to help them reach an equitable and fair agreement.
But Whitfield said the “umpire” was not impartial, favoring the insurance company’s appraisal. She believes she is owed nearly $280,000. As a result of the flooding, several contractors (HVAC, electrical and framing were cited) would no longer warranty their work, resulting in a reduction of value of the home, the lawsuit said.
I smell a come-up and I guess it’s worth a try. Hell… my pipes burst in my rental home last year too but I already had a certificate of occupancy.
[FLASHBACK: Fan Mail: 2014 Chateau Sheree Update… (PHOTOS)]
Sheree’s home had to be moldy way before last February! Hell… it was nothing but a big paper mache project for 3 of the 5 years she’s been building. The mold had to have set in WAY before there were ever pipes installed…. it certainly looks ‘moldy’ from the outside.
VIDEO: Chateau Sheree Drive By (December 2015)
But what do I know?
CUT THE CHECK insurance man! Sheree needs that dough to
pay her taxes complete this chapter in her life…