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House of Representatives
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: December 7, 2022 10:24 AM
From: Representative MaryLouise Isaacson
To: All House members
Subject: Protecting Homeowners from Defective or Faulty New Home Construction
Buying a home is one of the greatest financial investments a family will make during their lifetime.  Such investments come with the expectation that the home was built to the highest standards, providing safety and security to the family who will eat, sleep, grow, and experience life inside its walls.  However, defective materials or faulty construction can be devastating for a family, costing the homeowner potentially tens of thousands of dollars in unexpected expenses.
My legislation would require contractors to notify homeowners of possible material defects or improper installation within 30 days after the contractor discovered or was informed of an issue. This notification would occur for fifteen years after the completion of the construction.  Just as a car manufacturer notifies a car owner of a recall, we should provide homeowners with that same assurance.
Having advance notification of a potential problem allows issues to be addressed before they become disastrous.  A less expensive repair can often save homeowners from the financial burden of major home reconstruction.
Pennsylvania homeowners and their families deserve this extra level of security.  I hope you will join me in supporting transparency in home construction for homeowners.

Introduced as HB377