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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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S.237

Introduced by   Senator Miller of Chittenden District and Senator Condos of Chittenden District

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Building contractors; faulty construction; repair

Statement of purpose:  This bill provides building contractors the opportunity to repair defective construction work before being sued for breach of contract.

AN ACT RELATING TO ALLOWING BUILDING CONTRACTORS THE OPPORTUNITY TO REPAIR DEFECTIVE CONSTRUCTION WORK

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  9 V.S.A. § 4007(d) is added to read:

(d)  Before bringing an action against a contractor for breach of contract due to defective construction work, an owner shall first provide the contractor with notice of the defective work.  The contractor shall then have the opportunity to repair or to begin to repair the defective construction work within 30 days, before the owner’s action for breach of contract may proceed.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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