Here’s Why You Should Care About Construction Defects as a Homebuyer

May 21, 2018
Posted on: May 21, 2018
Author: Ramey Law P.C.

Buying a home is one of the many things people strive for in their adult lives. California has gone back and forth for many years on new home construction laws and financing, but in recent years there have been some significant improvements in the real estate market. When buying and/or repairing a new home, no one wants to deal with any time-consuming, sudden issues with the construction process. Unfortunately, your construction developer might purposely not fix these problems, and you might have to take them to court.

Why Should I Be Concerned About Construction Defects?

You should always check whether your construction developer has any pending litigation for construction defects before you commit to buy. This is a big red flag for any buyer, and it could guarantee a construction litigation lawsuit in the future. Your property value could also decline if your building is under litigation, just because of the negative image that creates in the market. Lastly, you should know that your homeowner’s insurance policy might not cover most construction defects with your new home.

What Are the Most Common Construction Defects?

  • Façade leaks
  • Window leaks and installation issues
  • Wood floor problems
  • Fire stopping defects, such as pipe seals or ducts
  • Ventilation and exhaust problems

Ramey Law P.C. has experience with construction defects litigation relating to single family homes, condominiums and apartments, and any commercial and industrial development. Contact our law firm today to discuss your construction defect case with one of our attorneys.