Shortened Statutes Within SB800

Timeline to Bring Actions for Specific Items

Original Residential Construction First Sold on or after January 1, 2003

ONE YEAR STATUTE

1. Noise for attached units: 1 year from original occupancy of adjacent unit. Civil Code Section 896(g)(6)

2. Operation of irrigation and drainage systems: 1 year from close of escrow. Civil Code Section 896(g)(7)

TWO YEAR STATUTE

1. Decay of untreated wood posts: 2 years from close of escrow. Civil Code Section 896(g)(8)

2. Landscaping: 2 years from close of escrow for filing an action, however, survival period is 1 year. Civil Code Section 896(g)(12)

3. Dryer ducts: 2 years from close of escrow. Civil Code Section 896(g)(14)

FOUR YEAR STATUTE

1. Operation of plumbing and sewer systems: 4 years from close of escrow. Civil Code Section 896(c)

2. Electrical systems: 4 years from close of escrow. Civil Code Section 896(f)

3. Cracks in exterior pathways, driveways, hardscape, sidewalls, sidewalks and patios: 4 years from close of escrow. Civil Code Section 896(g)(1)

4. Unreasonable corrosion of untreated steel fences and adjacent components: 4 years from close of escrow. Civil Code Section 896(g)(9)

FIVE YEAR STATUTE

1. Deterioration of building surfaces due to paint or stain: 5 years from close of escrow. Civil Code Section 896(g)(10)

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