Couple Claims HGTV Show Damaged Their Home in Renovation Video

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reality show facing a lawsuit. A couple claiming “Love it or list it” renovations damaged their home and linsey Davis has all the details. Good morning to you, George. For those who question just how real is reality TV, well, here’s a North Carolina couple who is taking HGTV to court. They claim their dream home gardening was turned into a nightmare, according to their lawsuit they say the show “Love it or list it” is scripted with assigned roles and reactions and as a result, they say that they’re the victims of shoddy work and thousands of dollars in damage. Are you going to love it? Or are you going to list it? Reporter: The crucial question DIY on HGTV’s show “Love it or list it.” Giving homeowners the choice to love their newly renovated home or list it and move into a new one. You did a pretty good job with this. Reporter: But now this north Carolina couple is claiming the show pulled the rug right out from under them when they signed up to turn their rental property into a home for foster teens. You’re going to love it. Reporter: Deena Murphy and timothy Sullivan invested more than $140,000 to turn their home from home improvement this into this in a 2015 episode. Now they’re phiing a lawsuit claiming among other things that “Love it or list it”‘s production company and the contractor hired to remodel their home irreparably damaged their floors, painted some of their windows shut and used low quality and inferior products on their renovation. That 160 isn’t going to go as far as I thought it would. Reporter: And claimed the production company big coat misused over 65,000 of their development and the show’s incentive to to make decisions that favor the television show but not the homeowners. I love it. It just feels like home. Reporter: Claims from unhappy homeowners that all is not what it seems behind some of the reality shows have made headlines before. I was excited to look at a one-story. Reporter: In 2012 a couple featured on the hit show “House hunters” said their home searches were faked. They had already bought their new home long before filming. This is what it’s all about. Reporter: Executive for HGTV at the time acknowledged the plants production smoke and mirrors but told ABC news in the end — You’re seeing real people find the real home of their dreams and that’s all spelled out on the show. Reporter: As for Murphy and Sullivan’s complaint, both the contractor and production company say they plan to vigorously defend themselves enbig says we believe that this claim is in no way energy directory supported by any of the fans of the case. We decided to — List it. Reporter: It ends with the couple ready to move on but now seven months later they say they still haven’t put it on the market. More work needs to be done. The couple also complains the final work was a scaled down version of the design they were initially presented. ABC reached out to HGTV for comment, they have not yet responded but I think what this couple learned next time they have to go with Lara Spencer. Thank you, nsey. Nice plug. I’ll get to the bottom of that. Thank you, linsey.

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