You waited a long time to find the right building plans and property for your California dream home. It’s been less than a year since you moved in and now you find that your basement has a serious moisture problem. You’ve also noticed a couple of leaks in the roof. You thought the builder was reputable but now you’re thinking differently. He refuses to address these problems. What can you do about it?

In California, the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) is responsible for regulating California's construction industry. The Board licenses construction contractors and in so doing protects consumer rights. Under state law, you have up to four years from the completion of the work to pursue a course of action against the contractor for shoddy or faulty construction. And the law applies to the contracting company whether it was licensed or not.

The CSLB provides a complaint process for you to submit a claim against the contractor. The agency will investigate your claim to determine the scope of your original agreement and any failure of workmanship in completing the work.

Although the state provides you with protection, it may be in your best interest to contact an experienced California attorney regarding your claim. A lawyer who is intimately familiar with California construction law can guide you with legal advice that the CSLB cannot or won’t provide.

It’s to your benefit to reach out early on in the claims process so that the lawyer can work with you to build a solid case based on evidence. If the case goes to court, you need the best construction law representation possible to recover any financial loss and get the dream house planned on.

By Kevin Quinn

Posted in Personal Injury