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Missouri

Missouri

Protect Valuable Property Rights in the event of construction defects and the resulting damage to your condominium or townhome project.


Missouri

In Missouri, under the Missouri Condominium Act, there is a strong statutory warranty of construction quality by the builder of a residential condominium project. There is also a strong common law warranty of construction quality by the builder of any residential project, although it is not clear whether the common law warranty applies to condominium projects because there is a specific statutory warranty that applies only to condominiums.

Whether the applicable warranty is the common law warranty or the statutory warranty, there is a time limit within which a claim can be brought. Thus, to enforce these warranty rights, an association or its unit owners will have to act in a timely manner.

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.