What Contractors Need To Know Under The California Right To Repair Act

The California Right to Repair Act, commonly known as SB800 is a bill that became effective as of January 1, 2003 establishing a mandatory procedure that must be used by homeowners who have construction defect claims against the builder, subcontractor, product manufacturer or design professional of a new construction (for the purpose of this article, let’s refer to all parties on the side of the construction as “Builder”). It does not apply to condominium conversions. The bill is codified in the California Civil Code starting at section 895.

The below article was written by one of my peer lawyers, Marina Manoukian.

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