This seminar will cover the legalities involved with residential construction projects. The experienced faculty will cover new legislation and topics that are of interest to any professional involved with the residential construction process. These speakers have practices with clients representing homeowners, home builders and design professionals. As a result, this seminar session provides the attendees with a unique opportunity to learn from several different perspectives and receive up to date provisions of New Jersey law related to residential construction.
- The Home Inspection Act
- New home construction considerations
- Potential claims from homeowners
- The attendee will be able to discuss the requirements of the Home Improvement Act.
- The attendee will be able to identify details regarding residential liens.
- The attendee will be able to review the home warranty process.
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
I. The Home Improvement Act
A. Who And What Types Of Construction Are Covered?
B. Protections And Requirements Of The Act
C. Penalties For Violations
D. Consumer Fraud Implications
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
II. The Home Inspection Act In New Jersey
A. Protections For Homeowners
B. Licensing Requirements
C. Practical Considerations For Homeowners And Inspectors
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
III. Residential Liens
A. Who Can File A Residential Construction Lien?
B. Time Periods
C. Procedural Requirements
D. Impact Of Filing A Residential Lien
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
IV. New Home Construction And/Or Renovations
B. The Contract Requirements
C. Per Se Violations
D. 'Ascertainable Loss' And Damages Available
E. Litigation Tips
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
V. The Home Warranty Process
A. Claims For Warranty
C. The Pitfalls And Trip-Wires To Look For When Arbitrating/Litigating Claims Under
New Jersey's New Home Warranty And Builders' Registration Act
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Potential Claims From Homeowners
A. Breach Of Contract
D. Consumer Fraud
E. Avoiding Risky Litigation Through Arbitration