Saturday, 01 September 2007
UPDATES: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I am going to build a new home in California. Is there some documentation available for a standard new home warranty? Or could you refer me to the appropriate organization where I can get this info?
Response: Unfortunately, none of the builders warranties or 3rd party warranty companies is worth anything. I would suggest that you go to a model home of a couple of builders and get a copy of their warranty. Study them to see how bad they are. Then write your own and see if a builder will agree to your warranty.
The good news is that
, unlike other states, does have adequate laws that protect homebuyers. The state does not put up with Binding Arbitration clauses, so homeowners can file lawsuits against builders. However, judging from California Public records there are more lawsuits then are necessary if the state was doing its job to enforce building laws.
Janet Ahmad, President
See: Standard Frequently Asked Questions