Depending upon the specific conduct of the construction contractor, some or all of these causes of action may apply to your case. For example, if you and your contractor agreed upon a certain price or deadline, and the contractor later breaches those parts of the agreement by delaying or charging extra, you may have a viable claim for breach of contract. On the other hand, if the contractor does a shoddy job or uses inadequate parts compared to industry standards, you may have a viable negligence or products liability claim.
Additionally, the California Civil Code provides certain requirements and remedies for contractors and homeowners in these types of situations. For example, under California Civil Code Section 900, a builder must provide a limited warranty, in writing, as to “fit and finish” items in the home that must last for at least one year from the close of escrow. In other situations, even if you did not receive a written warranty from the builder, the builder may owe you a warranty for a period of at least one year.
Webb Law Group, APC can assist you in these types of situations. Please call us at 619.399.7700 or 559.431.4888