Legal Action Fund Fights Building Challenges

Filed in Councils & Committees, Land Development, Legal by on February 8, 2018 0 Comments

The new year has already seen a rise in legal challenges pertaining to the home building industry. At the 2018 International Builders’ Show, the NAHB Legal Action Committee addresses several cases in Nevada, Michigan, Colorado and Idaho.

Grants were made in direct support of issues that affect builder members nationwide, including impact fees and growth controls. In the cases presented, local governments are trying to curtail development by charging egregious fees and setting limitations on housing growth in more populated metro regions.

One case that is likely to set state precedent is a challenge to Nevada’s construction defect reform law. With help from NAHB, the Nevada HBAs fought for the passage of this law, which provides contractors with important protections including a six-year statute of repose for all claims. This lawsuit is the first substantive challenge to the law, and NAHB is pleased to again support Nevada’s efforts.

Funds totaling $70,000 were granted to four different applicants for member litigation.

Applications for consideration at the 2018 Midyear Meeting are due Friday, June 22. For more information on how members and their HBAS can apply to NAHB’s Legal Action Fund, email Lavon Roxbury or call her at 800-368-5242 x8359.

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