Statute of limitations on shoddy home construction

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Statute of limitations on shoddy home construction

We build a house almost 10 years ago. However, within a year we noticed cracked tiles in several locations thru out the house. We called the builder and they said it was just a tile issue and had all the cracked tiles replaced. Since then the cracks have come back and grown larger and wider. It is in certain areas and we recall that that they used a preformed slab in sections and didnt pour a foundation and the cracks seem to be where the slab pieces met. What type of lawyer would we speak to to see if we even had a case? We have issues without windows working as well. The builder no longer builds and now lives in another state. We are just concerned as we paid a lot of money for a house that we aren;t sure will hold up. Also, wouldn’t there have been inspections on the foundation and soil that could have avoided this?

Asked on March 16, 2018 under Real Estate Law, Florida

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Please, please hurry to a construction attorney! He or she will be able to tell you if you have a case based upon your continued complaints, etc. But in Florda no action may be brought after 10 years, not ifs, ands or buts. So pleae get to a lawyer soon.  Good luck.


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