Home Warranty Covers Subdivision Structures: Fla. High Court

Law360, New York (July 11, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT) -- The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that infrastructure in residential subdivisions like drainage systems, retention pods and underground pipes are implicated in the implied warranty of habitability applied to homes in the state because they provide “essential services” that determine a home's livability.

In a divided ruling, the high court affirmed a district court ruling that the implied warranty of habitability can be assessed against Maronda Homes Inc. and T.D. Thomson Construction Co., who were sued by an Orange County homeowners association for alleged infrastructure defects...
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