Peoria, AZ asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Construction Law for Arizona

Q: We brought a Shea home in 2015 we had a flood from upstairs just recently and were told the pipes are brittle and need

To be replace. We were told Shea homes used cheat piping and was aware. We were told we have to repipe our entire home because of the piping material that was used. A few other homes in my area had the same thing happen. Do we have any legal course we can do to have Shea homes fix this issue? This is not fair to homeowners who buy houses in this area and don’t know until the pipe breaks. We had to move my mom out and we had 2 bathrooms unusable Our home was a mess for over a month. Our insurance covered some of the repairs but we had to pay out of pocket because they stated it was too unstable for them to continue.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter H. Westby
Peter H. Westby
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: I recommend that you speak with a real estate attorney. From the information you provided, you may have recourse under Arizona's Dwelling Action law, ARS 12-1361, et.seq. The statute of limitations concerning such a claim can be up to 8 years from the substantial completion of the dwelling.

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