RS 51:912.5     

§912.5. Required notice

            A. Before undertaking any repair himself or instituting any action for breach of warranty, the owner shall give the commission written notice on each individual home that is defective by filling out the consumer complaint form provided by the commission and submitting it by registered or certified mail within one year after knowledge of the defect, advising the commission of all defects in the individual home. The commission shall then have the individual home inspected and a determination made on all defects listed by the owner. Thereafter, the commission shall give the appropriate builder a reasonable opportunity to comply with the provisions of this Part. Once the repairs are made, the commission shall have the home reinspected to determine if the repairs have been made in compliance with the building standards.

            B. The dealer or developer licensee shall give the owner written notice of the requirements of this Part at the time of the closing between the dealer or developer and the owner, or if there is no such closing, at the time of the execution of the purchase agreement between the dealer or developer and the owner. The commission shall adopt and promulgate rules and regulations in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act to implement the provisions of this Subsection.

            Acts 2012, No. 112, §1; Acts 2017, No. 221, §1; Acts 2021, No. 29, §2.