1- Mattamy Homes Ottawa started the sales for a new site in Orleans (Summerside) in late September 2010.
2- Given that I have been saving for the down payment for a new house and waiting for Mattamy's new site in Orleans, I was the second customer in line when they
opened the doors to their sales office in Orleans on Saturday at 07:00 AM.
3- On the first day of the commencement of sales, I purchased and signed a sales agreement for lot number 30 for closing on May 2012.
4- The required down payment was $25, 000.00. I paid the first two cheques to a total of $15, 000.00 (copies of cashed cheques are available)
5- Before the cashing of the third (final) cheque dated for December 2010, I communicated with Mattamy to explain a difficult situation I was going through
and I ensured their understanding and acceptance to hold off the remaining payment until March 2011. I also ensured Mattamy's customer services
understanding that I will not be available/accessible until March 2011. -Copies of communication with Mattamy's customer services representative are
available and will be presented to Court.
6- Later, when I contacted Mattamy again, a different customer services representative indicated to me that Mattamy decided to re-sell my lot after
Mattamy's lawyer decision to annul my purchase agreement - contrary to my last communication and agreement with Mattamy's customer services - and forfeit my life savings money ($15, 000.00) which I have already paid to Mattamy.
7- Then I was informed that Mattamy has resold the same lot to another buyer at a higher price within weeks after annulling my agreement.
8- I am now left empty-handed, I lost my life savings and lost the house I intended to purchase. I lost $15, 000.00 to this big corporation (Mattamy) because Mattamy seized my $15, 000.00, did not honour their customer services' agreement with me to hold off the last payment and furthermore, they are refusing to return my
$15, 000.00 down payment.
9- I ask Mattamy Homes to return my $15, 000.00 life savings down payment.