July 28, 2022- Tamuning, Guam- The Consumer Protection Division (CPD) of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is asking the court to issue a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against Pacific Tiny Homes and its owner, Paul Vincent U. Sablan, for continuing to advertise and offer container homes without a business license or contractor’s license.
Earlier this month, CPD filed a civil complaint against Sablan and Pacific Tiny Homes alleging the defendants are engaging in unlicensed and deceptive business practices.
In its Complaint, the CPD alleges that the defendants violated the Consumer Protection Act on multiple fronts for failing to legitimately sell container homes to three consumers. Two of the three consumers made down payments, received nothing in return, and were denied a refund. The third consumer received a defective container home and the defendant failed to honor the one-year warranty on the home to fix it.
The CPD has received numerous calls from consumers since the initial complaint, including one from a consumer who paid $25,000 for a container home and an additional $4,750 to connect the power, water and drainage system within her unit. The defendants delivered a home in May 2022 that did not have a sink or toilet installed in the bathroom. To date, the defendants have failed to connect the consumer’s utilities and have failed to install a sink and toilet as promised.
Assistant Attorney General Marinna N. Julian is handling this matter for the OAG.
Consumers who believe they have been scammed can contact the CPD at [email protected] or call (671) 475-2720.