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Pennsylvania Inspection Officials Step Down
Monday, 11 December 2006
Under-fire codes inspector warns many home exams will have to be postponed
Residents of Overpond Court have been complaining to the supervisors for 15 months that Lee ignored construction defects in their new homes. Their complaints led Labor and Industry to investigate, and the result is a letter to Lee dated Nov. 22 in which he is ordered to show cause to maintain his license...Builder Craig Lowe of Red Lion asked the board how it can ask Lee to step down after he has worked for the township and other local municipalities for more than 20 years.
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Addendum on Builder Bob Perry's Money
Wednesday, 08 November 2006

Addendum on Bob Perry
On Election Day November 7th, The Associated Press reported in “The York Dispatch” that Pennsylvania Republican Gubernatorial candidate Lynn Swann received $100 thousand from Houston homebuilder Bob Perry during the final two weeks of the state's Governor's campaign...Governor Ed Rendell, had vetoed legislation this past March, that would have implemented legal procedures similar to those in Texas that now send homebuyer/homebuilder disputes into Arbitration instead of civil courts.

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Woman on a Mission to license home builders
Sunday, 22 October 2006

Woman seeks licensing for home builders
Berger is on a mission. In Pennsylvania, construction contractors are not required to be licensed to do home-improvement work, leaving consumers at risk of rip off by contractors who do the work in a substandard manner, inconsistent with acceptable industry standards.

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Bill violated the state constitution by setting limits on damages for defective workmanship
Sunday, 19 March 2006
Rendell nixes home-builder resolution bill
Gov. Rendell vetoed a bill yesterday..."I believe this bill has the potential to cause both parties to become more involved in litigation, requiring them to pay unnecessary legal bills and, ultimately, driving up the cost of builders' insurance and new homes," he said in a statement... Attorney General Tom Corbett, who said this week in a letter to Rendell that he thought the bill was unconstitutional. Corbett said the bill violated the state constitution by setting limits on damages for defective workmanship and intruded on the authority of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
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PENNSYLVANIA CONSUMERS WIN - BUILDER'S ATTEMPT TO REGULATE BUYERS VETOED
Saturday, 18 March 2006

THE SCANDLOUS BILL THAT BEGAN IN TEXAS IS KILLED IN PENNSYLVANIA

Governor Vetoes Residential Construction Dispute Resolution Act After State's AG Says It's Unconstitutional
"The proponents of this bill suggest that it would afford both contractors and consumers equal opportunity to resolve their disputes without having to resort to expensive litigation," the Governor said in his veto message. "In fact, I believe this bill has the potential to cause both parties to become more involved in litigation, requiring them to pay unnecessary legal bills and, ultimately, driving up the cost of builders' insurance and new homes as a result." Governor Rendell said the bill failed to address the real reasons why liability insurance premiums are increasing for homebuilders and contractors.
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Pennsylvania - Bill to regulate homebuyers
Thursday, 16 March 2006

Residential Construction Dispute Resolution Act
The bottom line is it would establish a process that homeowners and builders would be required to participate in if they have a dispute. But is it a good thing for consumers?...
But the bill also gives the contractor the right to reject the claim. Plus, it requires consumers to provide written notice of any claims at least 75 days before filing a lawsuit and the legislation lays out specifics that must be included in that written notice... Critics of the legislation say it limits the consumers right to take a contractor to court. Tony Campisi/Community Associations Inst.: "There are hoops and procedures in this detailed process that a homeowner would have to go through in order to comply with the bill."

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