In my career as an Atlanta, Georgia construction lawyer, I have found that Georgia builders and contractors commonly rely on the one-year new home warranty, mandated by state law, to shield them from accountability for home construction defects. Unfortunately, many new homeowners are unaware that in Georgia, the one-year warranty period does not set a time limit on their ability to rectify Georgia construction defect issues. The fact is that homeowners can sue for compensation related to defects that are discovered after the warranty period has expired.
To ensure proper treatment for home defect issues, it is imperative to consult with an experienced Georgia Real Estate Construction Lawyer as soon as the defects are discovered. An effective strategy for fighting construction defects is to file a breach of construction contract claim. Breach of contract can consist of the builder or contractor not using the proper materials for the job, failure to build the structure to industry standards, poor workmanship on the project and incomplete work. The Georgia statute of limitations for claims involving breach of written contracts is six years, which in many cases is sufficient time for defects to surface. What is more, the statute of limitations only begins to run on latent defects when they are discovered or should have been discovered.
A lawyer qualified to handle Georgia construction breach of contract disputes can guide homeowners through the options for recovering financial losses already incurred and for obtaining monies to repair home defects. Builders and contractors frequently will try to convince homeowners that the one-year warranty period precludes them from having to make an effort to resolve the defects. In these cases the builder is mistaken. Nevertheless, consulting with an Atlanta, Georgia home defect attorney immediately is a prudent first step toward confronting the builder or contractor and the process of forcing the responsible party to correct any problems the homebuyer may have.
If you have an unresolved dispute with a Georgia builder or contractor, or if you believe that you have a home defect, The Libby Law Firm can assist you. Our Firm welcomes the opportunity to discuss your needs and design a plan of action so that you are well protected from known and unknown defects in your home. Please contact us at (404) 467-8611. The main location of The Libby Law Firm is located in the Buckhead section of Atlanta off Piedmont Road near the GA 400 Lenox Road/Buckhead Loop exit. We also have a Cobb County Construction law firm office located in Marietta, Georgia. You can reach the Cobb County, Marietta, Georgia office by calling (770) 952-1008. You may also send us a message through our confidential Web Site form to either or both offices.
Our Atlanta, Georgia and Marietta, Georgia construction law firm clientele boast a national client base, which consists of clients located in over 30 states as well as many foreign countries. Our offices are conveniently located and readily accessible with plenty of free secure covered parking. There you will find an outstanding staff and experienced Atlanta, Georgia construction attorneys ready to uncompromisingly assert your rights and protect your best interests.