Jupiter woman awarded damages 2 years after tiki hut builder put part of structure on county property

JUPITER, Fla. — Rachel Glickman had a terrific day in courtroom.

County Decide Debra Stephens dominated in Glickman’s favor Tuesday in a lawsuit in opposition to a Palm Seashore Tiki.

WPTV investigative reporter Dave Bohman first reported on Glickman’s state of affairs in June after she got here to a WPTV “Let’s Hear It” occasion and spoke about her concern.

Glickman confirmed WPTV the outcomes of a land survey indicating her newly constructed yard tiki hut was partially constructed on county property.

boundary survey shows Rachel Glickman's tiki hut partially built on county land

R.B. Brennan Surveying

Rachel Glickman supplied a boundary survey that verified her tiki hut was partially constructed on county property.

She confirmed Bohman the bill the place she paid Palm Seashore Tiki greater than $12,000 for the hut.

Palm Seashore Tiki, on the time, blamed the surveying firm, and Glickman mentioned the corporate wouldn’t relocate the tiki hut except she paid to have it accomplished.

So, Glickman went to courtroom.

And he or she gained.

Stephens awarded her $16,646, plus legal professional charges, ruling Palm Seashore Tiki ought to pay the price of relocating the hut to be utterly on her property.

“I am simply glad that the decide noticed the proof and confirmed what I knew: the work was not accomplished appropriately,” Glickman mentioned.

Rachel Glickman satisfied with judge's verdict in her tiki hut lawsuit

Dave Bohman/WPTV

Rachel Glickman says she’s glad the decide confirmed what she already knew: “the work was not accomplished appropriately,” she tells WPTV investigative reporter Dave Bohman outdoors the courtroom.

Final 12 months, Bohman tried to trace down Palm Seashore Tiki co-owner Mario Laquerique at numerous places in Palm Seashore County to get his facet of the story.

Bohman lastly caught up with him in courtroom after a decide dominated in opposition to his enterprise.

Why did not he repair the issue in 2022 when he realized the hut was constructed on county property?

“You may have to speak to the legal professional,” Laquierque mentioned.

Palm Beach Tiki co-owner Mario Laquerique leave court after learning he'll have to pay to move Rachel Glickman's tiki hut

Dave Bohman/WPTV

Palm Seashore Tiki co-owner Mario Laquerique leaves courtroom after studying he’ll must pay to maneuver Rachel Glickman’s tiki hut partially constructed on county property. Laquerique referred WPTV investigative reporter Dave Bohman’s inquiry to his legal professional.

Since WPTV’s authentic report in June, Glickman moved and now rents out the house as an Airbnb.

Now that she has been awarded damages, Glickman mentioned, she is going to transfer the tiki hut to get it off county property.

She mentioned transferring the tiki hut would enable her to promote the house.


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