Host of Property Brothers, Jonathan Scott
10 HGTV Home Renovations That Ended In Tragedy
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When Deena Murphy and Timothy Sullivan were on "Love It or List It," they took out a $140,000 loan to pay for the renovation, but they were left with gaping holes, unpainted surfaces, and damaged floors. They sued, alleging the company pocketed around $65,000 of their money and caused irreparable damage to their home.
Hosts of "Flip or Flop," Christina Hall and Tarek El Moussa, were sued by a realtor for $12,800 in back wages and $25,000 in commission after he never received payment. Their faces endorsed a real estate seminar scam for "free" events, where attendees were pressured to pay nearly $2,000 to a real estate coaching business.
Ron Onyon turned to "Renovation Impossible" to help complete his home renovation, but after filming, he realized his home was incomplete and left in a hazardous state. He'd already spent $75,000, and as the show's contractor said it would cost thousands more to fix, he took to social media, creating an uproar.
"Flip or Flop Vegas" only aired for three seasons, but the show's stars, Bristol and Aubrey Marunde managed to cause some serious damage. In a lawsuit, Billi Dunning and Brent Hawthorne filed a case with 10 fraud and misrepresentation claims, including that Bristol was and never has been a licensed contractor.
After investing $193,000 to be on "Property Brothers," Paul and Mindy King had high expectations but were horrified when they saw their home's renovations. Since they had already paid for the renovation, the couple felt "bamboozled and tricked" and filed a lawsuit, but only $94,672 worth of damages were repaired.