SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – Berkeley County homeowners in the Del Webb Community report that mold has been growing in their community’s clubhouse for over three years.
On Monday, February 5, homeowners says this was the first time the community’s owner, Pulte Homes and their HOA board members addressed the mold issue to the community.
“At the very end they said, oh by the way we have mold in the resort, we’re going to shut it down, meeting adjourned,” said Homeowner James Bond.
After the meeting, the board members shut down the clubhouse, also known as, The Resort. Homeowners are upset that they are still required to pay $256 a month in HOA fees although all of the amenities aren’t available.
Some residents say they think the HOA and Pulte Homes have known about this issue for years.
“They’ve hid it, it’s been a secret really except everybody knows it except the fact that they’re not doing anything about it, it’s terrible,” said Bond.
In fact, a few homeowners report that a previous clubhouse employee was sent to the hospital because she had an allergic reaction to mold. According to residents, this wasn’t the only issue.
“The gym has been leaking ever since I’ve been here, you see buckets under different exercise machines,” said homeowner James Budzichowski.
According to email records, HOA members resigned last weekend and the rest resigned Thursday. They’ve sent out ballots for a new board, and residents have until the end of the month to fill those out. They’re hoping that a new board will bring change.
We reached out to Pulte Homes for comment, but could not get in contact with anyone.