Arizona has always had a strong market for new homes, and after the recession, new home sales are finally starting to rise. Many people desire homes customized just for them, and new homes provide a great opportunity for this. However, there may be some pitfalls during the building process.
While many homes are built correctly, there will be the occasional homes that are not. Unhappy buyers that are tempted to go straight to a lawsuit for the construction defects may be shocked to find their claim dismissed because they missed some important steps.
Firstly, any claim for a construction defect in a new home requires that you send notice via certified mail to the home builder. This notice must specify, in detail, the nature of the defect and be sent at least 90 days before filing any lawsuit. You also need to provide the builder with the time and opportunity to fix the defect. This includes allowing the builder to complete their own inspections and propose repairs. Only if the home builder and the buyer cannot reach an agreement, may the buyer file a lawsuit.
Representation is critical during the home building process – many buyers are surprised to learn that the on-site agents that draw up the contract are not working for them. Those agents are skilled at getting the best price and terms for the builder, at your expense! Don’t you want someone who will look out for your best interest?
At The McKinley Group, we provide experienced and knowledgeable representatives who look out for YOU. We make sure that the home is properly inspected and will be there at every step of the home building process. This representation is provided at no cost - contact us at today 480-355-8645 to see how!