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Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

California Civil sections 896 and 900 require builder to provide warranty for 1 year from close of escrow but a person or HOA can sue for construction defect in first 9 years 11 months 

In Utah - your state= the Davenport case is the rule which says builders give an implied warranty even if not in writing 


Utah law related:  Utah Code Annot. §78B-4-513

Jul 29, 2017 03:55 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes, in MA, it's a one year warranty.... but there is flexibility with it....there are builders who attach an addendum to the p/s that spells out exactly what the length of time is for warranties for specific items/features/ building components of the home....

Jul 29, 2017 02:49 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Great question, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin .  My husband is a builder and up until just a few years ago, the state of Oregon did not require any home warranty. Most reputable builders did warrant their product, but there was no requirement.  This did change and now the builder is required to warrant their new construction for a full year.  However, if something arises after that year that can be traced to builder issues, he/she is ultimately always on the hook for this, which is why Oregon requires a bond and insurance policy on every builder they license.

Jul 29, 2017 02:30 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

10 Year Warranty not 1 year in CA.

That's why all the HOAs sue them in year 9.

Jul 29, 2017 05:06 PM
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

That's a very good question Wanda Kubat-Nerdin I will have to check and get back to you.

Jul 29, 2017 05:01 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Here in NH there is no law that a builder has to give you a warranty. You can find some with none, some with 30 days, most with a year and some with more. Choose carefully is what i always say

Jul 29, 2017 04:04 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Glad Barb answered here. In IL it was only 1 year on my houses & then good luck. More for foundation issues though & a few other things.

Jul 29, 2017 03:26 PM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

I don't know the answer. However, I have done short sales for people who bought houses from builders who later filed bankruptcy which rendered their warranty useless and unenforcable.

Jul 29, 2017 03:04 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

In Arizona, I believe that a new home builder needs to provide a 2-year builder's warranty. Now if you mean an actual Home Warranty, home warranty companies generally will not issue them while there is any kind of a manufacturer warranty on an appliance, system or builder's warranty on the home.

Jul 29, 2017 02:56 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Wanda --- good question.  I'm not sure if they are required but it seems to be customary in our area.  This may be a state-specific question.   I'll be watching for answers/opinions.  

Jul 29, 2017 02:46 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have no idea, but it looks like Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro has the CA answer for you.

Jul 29, 2017 05:09 PM
sandy straley
Rindlesbach Homes - Salt Lake City, UT
Selling Homes for over 40 Years

Here in Utah it is state law the builders give a one year home warranty.  The builders call back the subcontractors who work on the houses to fix the problems. . . .

Jul 29, 2017 04:32 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

In Oklahoma City yes, but the question is does the builder have the integrity to honor the warranty?

Jul 29, 2017 02:22 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Minnesota requires a 1 year.  The state does work at keeping them in lne.

Jul 29, 2017 05:19 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It is required in North Dakota Wanda Kubat-Nerdin and the licensing agency holds them accountable. It was a nightmare after our flood when all kinds of unskilled contractors and scammers flocked in.

Jul 29, 2017 05:05 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Condos and Cooperatives in Florida = 3 years implied warranties, per Florida Statutes.

   For other buildings, see Florida Statutes 553 Building Construction Standards

    One "organization" is the trade group known as National Association of Homebuilders.

Jul 29, 2017 04:48 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

In my market, typically, builders provide a 1-2 year warranty on major mechanicals (some do 5 years) and 10-25 years on structural items. I don't know that there is any requirement to do so... but it would probably be hard to sell the product without warranties. Builders here spend a lot of time "selling" their warranties versus their competition. And don't forget some of the warranties are from the manufacturers themselves (roofing, flooring, appliances).

Jul 30, 2017 04:08 AM
Jay McHugh
SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert - Acton, MA
YOUR SendOutCard Mentor

Here in Massachusetts YES......and it is well followed by all parties.....

Jul 29, 2017 06:02 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Yes, 10/2/1 - 10-year structural, 2-year major mechanical, 1-year general with many limitations on that 1-year.

Jul 30, 2017 09:24 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Fred Griffin covered Florida, and Caroline Gerardo  California. Plus in Florida there is a 10 year structural bond in the State

Jul 30, 2017 05:13 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

In our state(PA) - yes

Jul 30, 2017 03:42 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - This is the least expected of the builder.

Jul 29, 2017 11:40 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It is state law in TN that they must give a one year builder warranty.

Jul 29, 2017 06:06 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have never seen it required

Jul 30, 2017 08:48 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Wanda yes new homes come with a 2 year builders warranty - not a home warranty company. They also are responsible for up to 10 years for defects etc.


Jul 30, 2017 05:53 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Looks like Caroline Gerardo knows the laws.

Jul 30, 2017 05:49 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good question.  I do not believe that there is a law on that in our state.


Jul 30, 2017 09:41 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

What Caroline Gerardo said.  most builder will make good despite the fact that many owners need to follow up with many requests. Builders do not want their names and reputations trashed online.  We know how easy it is to let the world know how unhappy we are with ... anything and everything.

Check this link for Utah Code

Jul 30, 2017 07:59 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Read the supposed "warranty" carefully.It may not be what you think!

Jul 30, 2017 07:12 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin Here in Virginia there is a one year warranty required by law. It takes effect from the date of transfer of record title or buyer possession which ever occurs first. Five years on the foundation.

Jul 30, 2017 07:03 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

And when "Honest Builder LLC" is disolved, what is the value of the warranty?

Jul 30, 2017 06:57 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

In new, they check everything out before sold. After that, they do pick-up work until all done. After that, new owner is on their own with exceptions

Jul 30, 2017 06:46 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Don't know if it's a legal requirement - but - new builds here do come with warranties...

Jul 30, 2017 06:38 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Check state laws

Jul 30, 2017 06:26 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't know.  I don't think it's required in FL.

Jul 30, 2017 06:24 AM