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Protect valuable property rights in the event of construction defects and the resulting damage to your condominium or townhome project.

Iowa

In Iowa there is a strong common law warranty of construction quality by the builder of any dwelling. However, an association or its unit owners must give the builder timely notice of any claim of warranty breach, and must also take legal action to enforce this warranty within the time provided by law.

However, regardless of whether a claim is based on breach of a statutory warranty or on common law negligence liability, action must be taken within the time provided by law. And the time period within which action must be taken varies depending on whether the claim is based on common law negligence or a breach of a statutory warranty, and on what statutory warranty was breached.

General Resources

For a brief discussion of your legal rights and how much time you have to exercise them, please refer to Frequently Asked Questions.

If you would like to learn more about the construction defect resolution process, we suggest that you download an Overview of the Survivor’s Guide, which summarizes the board’s duties, construction defects, warranty rights and claims and the role of the attorney.

However, regardless of whether a claim is based on breach of a statutory warranty or on common law negligence liability, action must be taken within the time provided by law. And the time period within which action must be taken varies depending on whether the claim is based on common law negligence or a breach of a statutory warranty, and on what statutory warranty was breached.

At no charge to the association, Levin Law Group will:

  1. Meet with your board to discuss the association’s rights and time limits to exercise those rights.
  2. Send a trained consultant to observe any obvious signs of construction related problems at your project.
  3. Provide an online, unit owner’s survey which allows an owner to identify any problems in doors, windows, floors, electrical and mechanical systems, landscaping, etc.

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    Levin Law Group LLP

    Richard Levin
    Director of Client Relations
    rlevin@levinlawgroupllp.com

    5550 Wild Rose Lane, Suite 400
    West Glen Town Center
    West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
    Phone: 877-786-9990
    Fax: 877-676-5406