On Wednesday, June 27, 2012, I will be presenting a webinar from noon until 1:30 pm entitled “Condominium and New Home Warranties and Rights of Action.” The webinar will focus on claims and causes of action that arise in connection with construction defect issues.
For most individuals, the purchase of a new house or condominium unit is the largest investment that they will have ever made. Moreover, that investment is also a home and place of refuge and relaxation that they share with family and friends. Few things, therefore, have the potential to be more disturbing than the discovery of construction defect issues that diminish both the enjoyment of the home and its value. For that reason, new home purchasers inMarylandare afforded various protections in the form of statutory warranties. They also may receive specific warranties from the seller as part of their purchase agreement. Additionally, homebuyers may have other statutory and common law rights of action that arise as a result of construction deficiencies. However, none of these possible remedies provides a certain or easy path to relief. All such claims are governed by strict statutes of limitations that require considerable diligence or order to preserve the intended benefits. Pursuing claims is also an expensive and often protracted process that, in addition to the retention of capable legal counsel, also requires the involvement of building consultants who can identify defects, recommend repairs, and offer opinion evidence to support the claim.
This program is intended to shed some light on the issues that confront associations and homeowners when attempting to pursue construction defect remedies, as well as the liability and exposure that effects developers and builders. It will offer important information for condominium and homewoner associations, unit owners, property managers, developers, builders and contractors. The is no cost to attend the program. Here is the link from which you can sign up: