Belleville, NJ asked in Consumer Law for New Jersey

Q: I want to know when the statute of limitations runs out for me to file a NJ Consumer Fraud suit against a roofing co.

Roofer began tear off on 10/14/16 to reroof my house. I discovered the roof leaked on 10/29/17. I had a 15 year workmanship guarantee from the roofer. The roofer claims I tore off the chimney flashing that they never installed and deemed my warranty and guarantee null and void on 11/07/17. I filed a complaint with BBB without success. When is the deadline for me to file a lawsuit against roofer?

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William N. Sosis
William N. Sosis
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Hackettstown, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Consumer-fraud claims (CFA) in New Jersey are subject to the six-year statute of limitations (SOL), N.J.S. 2A:14-1. New Jersey has an excellent law protecting consumers. It allows for triple damages and also pays the attorney fees. Despite the six-year SOL, there are several reasons you shouldn't wait. Contact an attorney who handles CFA claims. And don't pay for a consultation either. Find a CFA attorney who will give you a no-cost consultation.

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