Is it legal for a home builder to sell a new home without disclosing information about the defects in the home ?

and then after a few months of moving in, the buyer of the home has to deal with all of the damages ?

or after the home warranty expires, the buyer has to deal with the damages ?

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  • 1 month ago

    What are you trying to sell punk?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    answers to the affirmative answers assume the builder seller knew about the defects

    how would he know unless he personally did 100% of the work him self , other people did much of the work

    unless the design was defective it is not likely he knew on each item HOW COULD HE?

    if you knew the home had problems why would you not pay to extend the warranty at the years end?, it is small fee 

    or do you like the problems in your life? 

    laugh sure but there are many people who thrive on problems and love griping not solutions 

    Owning a home is a constant repair and if you do not like it, go back to renting 

    otherwise expect to learn to do home repairs 

    owning a home is about double the payment for life it only gets worse with age 

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  • 1 month ago

    Defects he knew about? Yes.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    years ago in 1988, we had a house built in palm coast Florida and when we moved in, we could not use the light in the kitchen because it was raining and if we would of used the light, we would of had a fire, yes they fixed it. then in the living room, the ceiling was not straight and yes they fixed that. they where suppose to build a driveway because my late husband was in a wheelchair. and he could not get into the house threw the front door because it was a high step. they did hire someone to build the driveway. you have to keep going after them and if they do not fix it, then hire a lawyer and sue them. 

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  • 1 month ago

    A NEW home build requires inspection by government a officers. If there are any such defects, it shouldn't pass inspection.

    That said, any defects that become known within a reasonable time after construction are the builder's responsibility, even without a specific warranty.

    In any case, knowingly misrepresenting the product is illegal in all cases.

    I SERIOUSLY doubt any significant defects that actually existed when the house was built would go undiscovered for the entire term of a home warranty.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes. At least in two countries. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes. Anyone selling a home is legally required to disclose any defects.

    Source(s): Licensed real estate salesperson
  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    In MY State any and all defects, problems and issues must be disclosed at closing.

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  • 1 month ago

    There are express warranties and implied warranties.  In my state, PA, there is a twelve year statute of repose.  It means, when there are improvements to real property, the contractor is liable for hidden defects for 12 years after construction.  You may have to talk to a real estate attorney to find out if you have a cause of action against the builder.  Example:  a telephone company hired a contractor to lay underground lines in a right-of-way across a farmer's field.  Ten years later the farmer discovered that the contractor cut through drain tiles which caused the land to flood.  The contractor and phone company had to pay damages.

    Source(s): Retired claims adjuster.
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  • 1 month ago

    That's what home inspectors are for.

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