South Fulton County

Neighbors say they continue to battle with developer to get South Fulton homes fixed

SOUTH FULTON, Ga. — City of South Fulton homeowners living in the Rose Crest subdivision say the outside of their townhomes look normal to the eye, but a closer glance reveals continued problems.

“I’m really disappointed that we’re still dealing with this in February,” said resident Amber Miller.

Neighbors say they’re still battling their developer Ladi Banjo. They say no working electrical outlets, HVAC issues, and non-working plumbing are just a few of the problems.

Channel 2 Action News has investigated several flaws with the properties last fall. Since then, homeowners told Channel 2 investigative reporter Ashli Lincoln that little has been done.

“I haven’t been up in my attic because I’m not sure if the floorboards are safe, because I’m still having floorboards that are loose,” homeowner Zanza Morris said.


Lincoln spoke with Banjo over the phone who said he made necessary corrections to the property and he sees nothing wrong.

Georgia law requires all Georgia contractors working on projects over $2,500 to require a license.

Lincoln checked with the Secretary of State’s Office and records show Banjo is not licensed to build in the State of Georgia.

Banjo said he considers himself just an investor into the property and not a builder.

Mortgage documents from homeowners list Banjo as the builder for the townhomes.

An Inspector with the City of South Fulton approved the occupancy permit for the townhomes.

In emails given to Channel 2 Action News by the homeowners, the city’s building inspector noted in one email the problems were warranty issues with the builder.