Have you recently purchased a cozy townhome or bought your dream vacation home? These purchases are some of the biggest and most exciting purchases you’ll make! Frustratingly, a construction defect may present itself after you’ve signed the final contract. Before spending your hard-earned money to do the repairs yourself, contact an attorney to investigate your construction law case and debunk any common construction law myths.
There are many misconceptions about construction defects that too many people believe. Allow us to shed light on the following misconceptions about construction defects:
Myth #1: I will lose value in my home if a construction defect exists.
When you become aware of a construction defect, you’ll want to do everything in your power to fix the problem before reselling your home. But, if the defect occurred because of an error in construction, you can hold the construction company or general contractor accountable! If you choose to resell your home, you need to disclose any information about the defect. However, your home won’t lose value if it was properly fixed.
Myth #2: Construction law was created to protect construction companies.
On the contrary, construction law was created because government officials understood that homeowners needed to be protected from companies that might take advantage of them. Construction law holds companies and contractors accountable, so homeowners can rest assured that their structure is safe and secure. If a defect exists, we’re here to help.
Myth #3: If I didn’t obtain a warranty when buying the house, I cannot sue.
Warranties are very beneficial when you buy a house, but just because you don’t have one doesn’t mean you’re stuck with a construction defect. An experienced lawyer will investigate your case and help you uncover what you’re able to sue for even though no warranty was issued.