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Home Lemon Law - Latest News
Texas Rep. John Kuemple interested in protecting animals not homebuyers
Saturday, 30 March 2013

Lawmaker ignores housing issue
State Rep. John Kuempel is more interested in dogs and cats than he is in his own constituents.Homeowners all over Cibolo have been suffering from new homes with foundation failures caused by the shoddy construction practices of major home builders and we sought help from Rep. Kuempel. We asked him to file a bill in the Legislature to provide home buyers with the opportunity to have their lemon homes bought back by the builder when they have repeatedly failed to remedy significant problems... In the last days before the bill filing deadline, he wouldn't even meet with his constituents; instead he filed HB 1449, a bill to license and regulate dog and cat dealers.

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Arizona Home Lemon Law A Victory for Homebuilders
Friday, 07 November 2008

UPDATE: Builders 'Ecstatic' Over Arizona 'Lemon Law' Defeat
The initiative looked to force builders to offer 10-year warranties and use licensed contractors for repairs. Buyers would have had 100 days to cancel a contract, and they'd receive 95% of their deposit back. Companies grumbled the deposit would become meaningless and they'd be saddled with even more expensive, unsold inventory. Related article: Home Lemon Law

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Texas Home Lemon Law Debate
Saturday, 23 June 2007

Home Lemon Law Amendment Debated in Texas House
In an unprecedented, history-making event State Representative Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, introduced a Home Lemon Law Amendment sparking a spirited debate on the Texas House floor, in which legislators defended Texas homeowners who have been sold defective homes by shoddy builders. The amendment was tabled by a vote of 83 to 60.  However, 60 lawmakers, including 10 Republicans, had voted in support of a Home Lemon Law, the first ever to be considered or debated by any State Legislature in the nation. Read more...

 
Home Lemon Law Debated
Monday, 04 June 2007

Home Lemon Law Amendment Debated in Texas House
In an unprecedented, history-making event State Representative Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, introduced a Home Lemon Law Amendment sparking a spirited debate on the Texas House floor, in which legislators defended Texas homeowners who have been sold defective homes by shoddy builders. The amendment was tabled by a vote of 83 to 60.  However, 60 lawmakers, including 10 Republicans, had voted in support of a Home Lemon Law, the first ever to be considered or debated by any State Legislature in the nation. Read more...

 
Texas Home Lemon Law
Tuesday, 08 May 2007

History-Making Home Lemon Law Amendment Debated in Texas House
In an unprecedented, history-making event State Representative Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, introduced a Home Lemon Law Amendment sparking a spirited debate on the Texas House floor. The amendment was tabled by a vote of 83 to 60. However, 60 lawmakers, including 10 Republicans, voted in support of a Home Lemon Law, the first ever to be considered or debated by any State Legislature in the nation.

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When Life Gives You Lemons
Sunday, 25 September 2005

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Net-Based Consumers Fight Defective Homes
Wednesday, 09 May 2001

Net-Based Consumers Fight Defective Homes
by Broderick Perkins
Grass roots consumer action aimed at new home defects is yielding unprecedented results -- including a landmark bill that could force builders to buy back or replace defective homes. 

What could be the nation's first lemon law for new homes -- as well as recent major media investigations of new home defects -- can all be linked to a ground swell of unresolved complaints from home owners who are joining forces on the Internet.  READ MORE

 
Home-Related Issues Dominate Consumer Complaints
Wednesday, 09 May 2001
Consumers gripe most about home improvements, which for the first time topped auto service problems as the greatest source of ire from the buying public, but problems with household goods, equity loans, utilities, landlord-tenant issues and mail order concerns also often generate consumers' wrath.
 
Homebuyers push for protection from defective houses [New Jersey]
Sunday, 06 May 2001

Published in the Courier News on Homebuyers push for protection from defective houses   By LARRY HIGGS Staff Writer The Crosbys and Kellys have forwarded a proposed lemon law to Assemblyman Christopher "Kip" Bateman, R-Branchburg, who said he is reviewing it."

Learn More: http://www.c-n.com/news/c-n/story/0,2111,392672,00.html

 
MASSACHUSETT CONSIDERING A HOME LEMON LAW!
Saturday, 05 May 2001

Lemon law sought for home buyers
By Walter V. Robinson and Michael Rezendes, Globe Staff, 5/5/2001.
"In a proposal that could lead to a national precedent, the state's top consumer official said yesterday that new home buyers should have the same protections the Massachusetts ''lemon'' law provides for new car buyers, who can get their money back if serious flaws go unrepaired." READ MORE

 

 Texas, First Home Lemon Law Debated in the Nation

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