What can I do about a house that is 11 years old and is falling apart ?

Ryland homes built my house
in 2006. Ive had many
problems from day one. Now
problems are getting
extensive.
Roof repair. Insurance wont
cover because they say
shingles were improperly
installed. Several places
on ceiling are falling in
or water stained.
Cracks in foundation, not
small hair line cracks,
major cracks like house is
settling down the hill.
Concrete uneven and
cracked.
Floors in house becoming
unlevel and uneven. Door
not square and not sealing.

Asked on October 30, 2018 under Real Estate Law, Kentucky

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, 11 years is passed the period in which you can file suit against the builder. This time is known as the "statute of limitations". Once expired, no claims can be successfully pursued. In your state, you had 7 years in which to bring a legal action.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

The problem is, at 11 years since you bought the house, you are long past the statute of limitations or time within which you must file or start a lawsuit for construction defects in your state, which is no more than 7 years after "substantial completion" of the home. Once more than 7 years have passed, it is to late to take legal action.


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