Beware Implied Warranty Of Habitability In Pa.

Law360, New York (January 14, 2013, 4:32 PM EST) -- For the first time, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania has extended the protection of the implied warranty of habitability to the second or subsequent purchaser of a newly constructed home in Conway v. The Cutler Group.

The implied warranty of habitability, first announced by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court back in 1972, provides the purchaser of a newly constructed home with implied warranty protection from the home's builder-vendor that the home is constructed in a reasonably workmanlike manner and fit for habitation. This judicially created doctrine shifts...
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