Warranties For Builders & Remodelers
Warranties For Builders & Remodelers

Warranties For Builders & Remodelers

Second edition


160 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Paperback, ebook: PDF

Paperback, $29.95 (CA $29.95) (US $29.95)

Publication Date: January 2007

ISBN 9780867186338

Price: $29.95


Profit from the legal wisdom of the National Association of Home Builders staff attorneys! The authors provide new information about warranties based on research for NAHB members on hundreds of warranty issues. The second edition of Warranties for Builders and Remodelers helps inform and protect builders and remodelers. It addresses the changes to state statutes of repose applicable to construction and changes and additions to the mandatory notice provisions in states that have these laws.Warranties for Builders and Remodelers, second edition, presents• Clear explanations of implied warranties, statutory warranties, warranties imposed by courts, and more • Sample language and formats for warranty documents • Your rights and responsibilities and the recommended practices and procedures • Tips for drafting warranties that really work • State-by-state list of cases and statutes applicable to construction claims Builder and remodeler warranties are among the most important issues affecting the construction industry. With the guidance of your attorney and this book, you can learn how to properly use warranties to market your services and avoid expensive mistakes. “Even an old nail driver like me can understand and use Warranties for Builders and Remodelers to redraw my contract. This book is long overdue.”--Willard “Buddy” Hughes, Hughes Construction Co., Lexington, NC


 "Even an old nail driver like me can understand and use Warranties for Builders and Remodelers to redraw my contract. This book is long overdue." --Willard "Buddy" Hughes, Hughes Construction Co., Lexington, NC

Author Biography

David S. Jaffe is Vice President, Legal Advocacy in the Office of the General Counsel for the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C. where he specializes in industry advocacy with an emphasis on construction law and risk management. Mr. Jaffe focuses on anticipating and identifying legal issues of concern to builders and proactively developing effective legal strategies to help them minimize their liability and improve their business performance. He also oversees NAHB’s Legal Research Program and is the co-author of Contracts and Liability (5th edition) and is the author of Warranties and Disclaimers for Builders and Warranties and Disclaimers for Remodelers and co-author of Warranties for Builders and Remodelers (2nd edition).David Crump is the Director of Legal Research for NAHB’s Office of the General Counsel. David administers NAHB's Legal Research Program, and provides construction liability guidance on a diverse range of subjects from immigration enforcement to green building liability. His publications include "Contracts and Liability - 5th Edition", “Warranties for Builders and Remodelers – 2nd Edition", and "Copyright Law for Homebuilders". His article, “The Risks and Rewards of Green Building”, was published in the New Jersey Law Journal. David is a graduate of The University of Virginia School of Law, and frequently speaks at NAHB educational programs on housing related legal issues. His 35 plus years of legal experience include 19 years as the municipal attorney for Front Royal, Virginia, and 6 years as General District Court Judge for Virginia's 26th Judicial Circuit.FELICIA WATSON serves as senior counsel with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB’s) Office of General Counsel where her practice focuses on construction liability, building materials, and international trade issues. She also assists NAHB and members with compliance and litigation related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, and has written amicus briefs in support of the Association and members concerning the Clean Water Act, construction liability and economic loss claims, standing in Fair Housing Act litigation, and transfer to the Multidistrict Litigation for Chinese drywall insurance coverage. Ms. Watson is the co-author of "Warranties for Builders and Remodelers" published by BuilderBooks, and is a frequent speaker at NAHB educational programs on a variety of legal issues. Prior to joining NAHB, she practiced law in Washington, D.C. focusing on administrative, regulatory and civil litigation, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and nonjusticiable political questions involving state succession. Ms. Watson also served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney prosecuting felony domestic violence cases and providing annual evidentiary training for local law enforcement. Ms. Watson is admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia, Washington and the U.S. Supreme Court, and a number of federal circuit courts of appeal. She received her J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law and an LL.M. in International & Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Center. She also holds a B.A. from Seattle University.