SEC. 83-58-17. Statutory remedy for damages arising from violations of home warranty law; common law remedies.
(1) If a builder violates any of the provisions of this chapter by failing to perform as required by the warranties provided in this chapter, any affected owner shall have a cause of action against the builder for actual damages, including attorney fees and court cost, arising out of the violations.
(2) Nothing in this chapter shall prevent the owner from filing a cause of action based on breach of contract and remedies attendant to such cause of action.
(3) If the owner files a civil action without first complying with the provisions of this chapter, the court shall dismiss the action without prejudice, and the action may not be refiled until the claimant has complied with the notice requirements of this chapter.
SOURCES: 1997 Laws, Chapter 465, Sec. 9, HB1142; Laws, 2004, ch. 567, § 3, SB 2638, eff from and after July 1, 2004.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2004
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