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New house. Water damage in basement. Developer refuses to

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pay damages. Property in NH JA...
New house. Water damage in basement. Developer refuses to pay damages. Property in NH
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: NH
JA: Has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: Invoiice given to developer
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Still getting some water in basement. Moved in community, over 55 individual condos
Submitted: 27 days ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 27 days ago
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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 27 days ago
What sort of damages are you seeking?
Did you get a written limited warranty with the new construction? Does it cover whatever is causing the water in the basement?
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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
To pay invoice only. Not sure about the warranty. He paid another homeowner with same basement water damage and paid him a sem of $3000. So why not pay me for $8000. There are other expenses that I have not included.
Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 27 days ago

If the water damage was caused by a construction defect then the builder is liable, assuming there is not a limited warranty floating around out there which excludes such damage.

Otherwise, if the builder will not cover the damages of their breach and pay the damages you demand then your recourse is to sue.

If there is a warranty then you will need to follow the procedures to make a claim under the warranty. Make you sure you follow those instructions to the letter, as a failure to do so could prejudice your claim.

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