A new home is the biggest purchase you will probably ever make. The construction defect attorneys at Burg Simpson in Phoenix, Arizona think you should get what you have paid for. If something goes wrong – whether it is as simple as peeling stucco or as serious as a crumbling foundation – you need an experienced Phoenix construction lawyer who can stand up for you. We have spent decades fighting for homeowners and earned a reputation as a national leader in construction defects litigation. We have also successfully represented thousands of homeowners across the country over the last four decades.
We fight for more than a quick payout. Our Arizona office works hard to get construction defects fixed permanently so the problem does not return a few years later. It is our duty to help homeowners recruit trained professionals to evaluate the problems with your new home, get a reasonable estimate of the repair costs, and decide the most realistic course of action. These cases can take time, so we also work with homeowners to address any necessary emergency repairs until we are able to achieve a permanent resolution in your case.
Most of the time, exterior building defects can be difficult to detect, which can lead to further damages. The construction litigation lawyers at Burg Simpson in Arizona work with homeowners to inspect exterior building components to make sure they are correctly installed. If they are not, we will evaluate the degree of concealed damage as well as estimate the scope of the necessary repairs.
Construction defects litigation can be expensive and time-consuming. We always try to work toward an amicable resolution with the responsible parties. Mediation is always a much quicker and cost-efficient solution than litigation. But that is not always a viable option. We are trained to work through negotiations, navigate arbitration hearings, and pursue litigation. If your new home is showing signs of exterior flaws and your builder is not cooperating with you, contact a Phoenix construction attorney at Burg Simpson right away by calling 602-777-7000 or complete a FREE Case Evaluation form now.
Unlike most states, contractors and subcontractors in Arizona operate under the jurisdiction of a specific regulatory body, the Arizona Registrar of Contractors, which regulates and certifies residential builders. The ROC insists that “All work shall be done in a workmanlike manner”, which establishes a baseline for construction practices. Arizona law has also established certain mandates for builders that include compliance with building plans and codes.
As a result, Arizona homeowners can report builders they suspect of subpar work to the ROC. The organization then sends a state inspector to examine the site. This process is quicker than a lawsuit but does not take the place of litigation. In fact, state law allows for both actions at the same time. So even if you have reported your construction defects to the ROC, you should still speak with a construction defect attorney as soon as possible. Call Burg Simpson Phoenix today at 602-777-7000.
Most construction defect claims in Arizona fall into one of two categories:
- Breach of Contract – When you agree to buy a home, you sign a contract with a builder. That contract stipulates that in exchange for the price you pay, they will build the home you requested. A home that shows signs of exterior defects reveals a builder who has not lived up to their end of the contract.
- Negligence – Your builder is negligent if, during the construction of your new home, they failed to exercise a proper standard of care.
In Arizona, the statute of limitations on breach of contract claims is six years. For negligence claims, it is only two years. Either way, do not waste time if you have discovered problems with the exterior of your new home. Call a Burg Simpson construction litigation attorney now at 602-777-7000.
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Exterior construction defects are not just ugly, they can lead to even greater structural issues. If you think your home may be riddled with construction defects, it is important you call a construction law attorney at Burg Simpson Arizona at 602-777-7000 or complete our Free Case Evaluation form HERE.