By Rebecca Stone
Several states put construction defect laws on the books in the 1990s and 2000s in response to increasing complaints from new-home owners about shoddy workmanship, defective materials, and other flaws. While these laws serve to protect homeowners with legitimate claims, in some cases they also put a damper on new home and condominium building and created a deficit of developers willing to invest in them.
Of course, there is no way to completely avoid risk of legal action, but here are the top five ways developers and design firms can head off potential stumbling blocks and move their projects forward with confidence.
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