If you own a home under 10 years old you should know your legal rights and beware of home builders making false representations regarding warranties for construction defects claims. It is important for a homeowner to know their legal rights. A true example, a homeowner began to notice that the front door to their house would not open, it was literally wedged shut. There were cracks throughout the house a quarter of an inch wide, and when they called the builder they were told that all the cracks and the door sticking was a result of “normal settlement.” The builder candidly admitted that perhaps the door was installed improperly, but that didn’t explain the cracking walls. A combination of sticking doors, windows, and cracking in the drywall and stucco is often indicative of geotechnical related issues. As with the above example, builders may try to downplay the issues and make minor cosmetic repairs instead of addressing the underlying issue. Don’t let the builder’s “band-aid” repairs cause you to delay in bringing your claim.
Furthermore, we have witnessed time and time again where some builders tell homeowners that they only have a one to two year warranty on any given issue and the claim is out of warranty and lead homeowners to believe that they have no rights. California law says that a property owner has up to 10 years from substantial completion of construction for most construction defect claims to bring a lawsuit against the builder. So it is important to know that a builder could misrepresent what a homeowner’s rights are. Therefore, if you are a homeowner who is having a difficult time with warranty claims to the builder the Schoech Law Group, PC, can help. One of our experienced construction litigation attorney’s will determine whether you should continue working with the builder, if a warranty claim should be covered, or whether it’s time to proceed with litigation. The Schoech Law Group, PC, handles construction defect litigation on a Contingency Fee basis, meaning no upfront attorney costs. If there is no recovery, there is no fee. Call our office for a free consultation at (916) 569-1940 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn your legal rights.
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