Family sues after Renovate My Family appearance

A family that had their house renovated by FOX’s Renovate My Family is suing the network for $350,000.

The Rosier family isn’t thrilled with what the show left behind. “Instead of a handicapped-friendly home that made their life easier, they got a shoddy wreck of a house that latest estimates say will cost $350,000 to fix,” their attorney tells the Daily Herald.

Their complaints include the fact that exposed wiring was left behind; the lap pool installed in his room “was so powerful it forced him under and almost drowned him,” their attorney says; and $13,000 worth of power tools were missing once the production company left. Now, the family says it’ll cost $350,000 to fix all of the problems.

Additionally, the family members “also are suing DuPage County, claiming it never performed a final home inspection on the work,” the paper says.

The family isn’t entirely blameless. In their apparent desperation for free stuff, they signed a contract without consulting an attorney first. Dumbasses. The Daily Herald reports that “their suit claims they were told at the time of signing that it was not a final contract, just something they needed to sign to be considered for the show. The company refused their requests to let them consult a lawyer before signing, telling them time was of the essence, the suit claims. For those reasons, it should be void, Belongia said.”

Apparently, they don’t know the word “no.”

Family suing reality TV show over repairs [Daily Herald via Defamer]

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