Saturday, May 12th, 2012
Groups of homeowners in Oceanside, Menifee and Victorville, California are currently fighting for funds to repair defects in their residences built by KB Homes. After retaining Ward & Hagen to manage the communication, the homeowners allowed KB Home to attempt repairs under the California Builder Fix-It Law (Civil Code § 895, et seq.). KB Home chose to make some minor repairs, rather than actually address all the issues pointed out by the homeowners. The homeowners are currently in litigation with KB Home in an attempt to recover damages for all the necessary repairs to their homes. Ward & Hagen fights for homeowners throughout California, both in situations where a builder chooses to actually repair defects, or if it is necessary to go through litigation to reach those repair goals.
Saturday, October 1st, 2011
The owners of a high end tract home in Encinitas, CA retained Ward & Hagen when they found leaking doors throughout their home, which was built and sold by D.R. Horton. Because the home was sold after January 1, 2003, the new California “Fix It Law” applied. Instead of filing a lawsuit, a demand with a list of the problems was sent to D.R. Horton. The builder inspected the defects, and offered a repair. The homeowners were able to choose a contractor other than D.R. Horton’s people to do the actual work. In the end, the leaking doors were reinstalled and the damaged finish materials were replaced at a cost of approximately $30,000 to D.R. Horton.
If you are a homeowner and are facing construction defects, please contact us for information on how you may be able to force the builder to pay for repairs to your home rather than filing a lawsuit.