Notice Requirements Before Repairing Defective Construction

The recent case of KB Homes Greater Los Angeles Inc. v. Superior Court decided February 21, 2014, serves as a reminder that California’s Right to Repair Act (Civil Code section 895 et seq.) requires notice be given to a builder before repairs are made to a home. In KB Homes, the court made clear the purpose of the Act is to give a builder notice and the opportunity to resolve a homeowner’s construct defects before facing a lawsuit. Since failure to give the builder timely notice could excuse them from liability for damages, contact us immediately if you have concerns about construction defects in your home.