Notice and Opportunity to Repair Laws Continue to Gain Ground
Bills to create new and enhance existing Notice and Opportunity to Repair laws are making progress around the country.
In general, these laws are designed to provide builders with an opportunity to respond to complaints from home buyers about construction defects before lawsuits are initiated.
The movement to advance this type of legislation got started several years ago when Arizona, California and Washington passed Notice and Opportunity to Repair laws. To date, 18 states have similar laws on record. Insurers have said that these laws are important and a necessary first step in making general liability insurance more widely available and more affordable.
As of April 1, legislation to create new Notice and Opportunity to Repair laws included: