Apex, NC asked in Construction Law and Real Estate Law for North Carolina

Q: How long is the builder liable for faulty construction on a new house? Purchased August 2020, lots of structural issues.

Floors are uneven, windows were installed improperly and leak every time it rains. Builder dodging my questions and giving us the run around. Saying someone will come fix, sends someone out to take measurements, then nothing happens. We’ve had at least 6 different people come out to look at the windows and take measurements. Still no progress has been made.

1 Lawyer Answer
Paige Kurtz
Paige Kurtz
  • Construction Law Lawyer
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: The statute of limitations for a contract is three years. However, there is also a statute of repose in North Carolina of six years for faulty construction. At the very least, you should given written notice to the builder of any issues that have arisen or that are warranty issues.

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