Recent Court Decision Makes Developers Accountable for Construction Defects with Roadways, Drainage, Pipes

Last week in our community association blog I wrote about how a recent decision by a Florida appellate court in the case of Lakeview Reserve Homeowners v. Maronda Homes, Inc. 35 Fla. L. Weekly D2413 (Fla. 5th DCA 2010) has far-reaching implications for homeowners associations in construction defect disputes with developers. In its ruling, the Fifth District Court of Appeal court has broadened the implied warranty of fitness and merchantability granted to purchasers of new homes to include structures in common areas of a subdivision that immediately support the residence in the form of essential services. To learn more about this case and how it will further enable community association and construction defect lawyers in Florida to protect consumers who rely on the expertise of the developer for the proper construction of their new home, click here to read the full post.