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Home and Condo Defects
A Consumer Guide to Faulty Construction

ISBN: 978-1-61564-220-5
2012, 102 pages
2nd edition
Author(s): TE Miller, RM Miller & MT Miller
Product Format: Book
Item #: R5004
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This second edition of Home and Condo Defects is written specifically to aid and educate homeowners, board members and industry professionals in the construction defect claims process.

Rachel and Matt joined their father Tom in writing this publication, which presents new materials including the SB800 process, board fiduciary duties, the role of the property manager, and what to expect throughout the pre-litigation and litigation process.

Construction defect claims continue to escalate as new projects come to market, and this edition provides further information on types of building standard deficiencies and defects, recoverable damages, developer insurance, and required disclosures.

This guide simplifies a complex legal area in order to empower the reader, who is involved in, or contemplating, a construction defect claim against a developer. It’s the best resource on the market—an all-in-one guide for owners, buyers and board members.

What readers have to say:


Today more than ever, community associations and their boards need education on the ins-and-outs of community association issues. When faced with potential construction defect issues, homeowners need to understand what the process entails and the impact to their community. This reference book offers excellent insight to the process and opportunities to understand this complex issue.
Karen D. Conlon, President of the California Association of Community Managers

This is an excellent book. It is the definitive reference by an acknowledged expert in the field. A must read consumer protection manual for home and condominium owners and for those who serve on HOA boards of directors, who wish to know more about their rights, duties and obligations.
Frank H. Wu, Chancellor and Dean of the University of California Hastings College of the Law
 
About the Author
 
Thomas E. Miller, the founder and president of The Miller Law Firm, has represented owners and owner associations board of directors throughout California and the Western States for over thirty years and has recovered more than $500 million dollars on their behalf. Mr. Miller received his B.A. with high honors from California State University Long Beach (1970),and his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1973). A nationally recognized specialist on construction defect and land subsidence claims, Mr. Miller has written and lectured extensively on these subjects. He is the author of the only legal textbook and treatise on the subject, California Construction Defect Litigation: Residential and Commercial (1986 & 1993) and Handling Construction Defect Claims: Western States (3rdEdition, 1999; Supplemented Annually).

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