Upset enough to seek legal action, R&B bad girl Rihanna Fenty filed a law suit on August 31 against Prudential California Realty, a property-inspection service and the former owner of her Beverly Hills home. What caused Rihanna to go after the realty giant is the company’s negligence in failing to inform her of the construction defects of the house.
Purchasing the $6.9 million dollars mansion in July of 2009, RiRi originally hoped to stay in the home for many years. However, it wasn’t until after it was hit by a “moderate rainstorm” in January 2010 that the diva became aware of the house’s damages. Rihanna went on to divulge full details in the suit filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Her statement recalls that rainwater pooled on the second-floor balcony and seeped into numerous rooms, leaving the house “uninhabitable.”
Also under siege is Landmark Design Group, the company that remodeled the mansion. Rihanna claims the company did not make the necessary repairs they agreed to.
In light of the botched construction and remodeling job, the singer hired an engineering firm to assess damages in which their findings revealed, “a host of defects in the property, including numerous waterproofing defects and evidence of water intrusion and associated damage.” She will now seek unspecified damages because “the actual value of the property at the time of purchase, taking into consideration the extensive construction defects … was millions of dollars less” than the price she paid for.
Kudos to Rihanna for taking this matter to court. Too often company’s are paid for incomplete, faulty and defective jobs in which the customer is left to pick up the pieces. We wish you the best of luck as this case progresses RiRi.