The HGTV network is known for its plethora of fixer upper-type shows. But, when the remodel goes sour, much like the case of who watches the watcher, who fixes up the fixer upper? A couple of newlyweds whose remodeled home was featured on Property Brothers is now suing the production company and former contractor for unfinished work.
Mindy and Paul King’s house remodel in Las Vegas, Nevada premiered on Property Brothers back in 2019. Over a year later, the two are suing the Cineflix production company and Villa Construction, asking that the house be completed per their initial agreement. In their interview with KTNV, Mindy King said:
[We assumed] everything will be, you know, perfect HGTV quality. It also states that all the work, even deficiency lists, will be completed by May 2019…So we totally feel that we were bamboozled and tricked. We didn't spend this kind of money to have our cabinets repainted six times and still have paint coming off.
Any couple that participates in Property Brothers has to put all the money up front for the remodel. The Kings state they wired $193,000 to Cineflix and signed the contract. But, they allege that they did not get what they expected.
The Kings stipulated a “punch list” in their claim, which is a list of additional work that needs to be completed to fulfill the contract. In it, they claim the Property Brothers production company and contractor are responsible for several errors and mishaps, including the wrong backsplash being installed, electrical hazards, a bulging wall structure, and uneven baseboards, to name a few items.
According to statements made by Jonathan Scott’s lawyer and the president of Villa Construction, many attempts were made to address the issues in the punch list but the Kings would not let the contractors onto the property. Specifically, Scott’s lawyer stated that the Kings were “attempting a negative publicity campaign against the brothers” that was “unfortunate.”
In their interview, the Kings claim that the exact opposite occurred. They state that they have hundreds of emails proving that they contacted the production company and contractor, all of whom had access to their empty home for two months after filming. They then allowed contractors inside the home 10 times over the next several months afterward, to no avail.
All we want is a project plan so that we can get it completed in... all at one time. We don't want it being one piece at a time for the next year. We never, ever thought that we would be getting ready to spend our third anniversary in this house with all of these issues.
Property Brothers: Forever Home continues to air on HGTV on Wednesdays at 9 p.m., but for more to watch, we've got updates on other home renovation shows you can check out.