Arizona Home Warranty Inspections
Becoming a new home owner has some very important issues for you to address in the first Two Years of home ownership in the state of Arizona.
The state of Arizona requires builders to only warranty structural defects for the first two years of ownership. Other important items in a home such as doors, windows and many numerous components could only be liable for repairs a couple of weeks after the closing date. As a new home owner you must be aware of all the warranty items in your home and the length of time important components are covered and repaired by your builder.
Most settling and stress related deficiencies begin to occur before the end of the first year. We strongly recommend all new home owners have a complete home inspection after the first eleven months of ownership. This important time frame after the construction of your home will show you possible small problems that may become big issues after your warranty has expired.
We highly recommend an inspection after the first eleven months and before twenty two months. These inspections will determine if the builder is responsible for any defects which could be present. These time frames will give your builder ample time to correct any deficiencies that maybe found and contact his subcontractors to make the appropriate repairs if needed.
Should your builder choose not to make any necessary repairs we will help you file the appropriate complaint against your builder with the Registrar of Contractors office. http://www.rc.state.az.us
Please contact our office for more information and prices.
You will be glad you did.
Arizona State Certified Professional Home Inspector #43396
For more information, visit the Arizona Board of Technical Registration
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American Society of Home Inspectors
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National Association of Certified Home Inspectors
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An inspection by Inspect Arizona Companies, Inc. is an excellent idea before the one-year anniversary (which is the time period for your builder’s express warranty for construction defects). You need to know, however, that your builder’s liability for construction defects extends beyond the builder’s express warranty, inasmuch as a builder in Arizona has liability by implied warranty for construction defects. The time period for any breach of this implied warranty by the builder is six years after discovery of the construction defect, but no more than eight years after completion of the home. In other words, if a homeowner discovers a construction defect after three years, and the builder refuses to repair the construction defect, the homeowner will only have five years to file a lawsuit against the builder for the cost to repair the construction defect. The protection of this implied warranty cannot be waived and is available not only to the original purchaser of the home, but to all subsequent purchasers of the home. Note: The Registrar of Contractors has jurisdiction over construction defects up to two years after completion of the home. The Registrar of Contractors cannot award monetary damages, however, but can only take administrative action such as revocation of the builder’s license.