SB 800 TIME LIMITS

Construction defects actions involving the sale of new residential units or common areas of associations that are sold on or after January 1, 2004 are subject to the SB 800 process.

These dates run from the date of substantial completion or when the date the builder relinquishes control over the association's ability to decide whether to initiate a claim under this title, whichever is later.

1 year

  • Noise (from original occupancy of adjacent unit)
  • Fit and finish warranty
  • Irrigation and drainage
  • Manufacture products

2 years

  • Decay of untreated wood posts
  • Landscaping systems
  • Dryer ducts

4 years

  • Plumbing and sewer
  • Electrical
  • Cracks in exterior hardscape, pathways, driveways, landscape, sidewalls, sidewalks, patios
  • Corrosion of steel fences

5 years

  • Deterioration of building surfaces due to paint or stain

10 years

  • All other defects or violation of building standards
  • Air Conditioning in living spaces
  • Balconies and balcony systems
  • Ceramic tile and tile backing, Ceramic tile and tile countertops
  • Decks and deck systems
  • Doors
  • Exterior stairs and stair systems
  • Exterior stucco, siding, walls, framing, finishes and fixtures
  • Fire Protection
  • Foundation systems and slabs
  • Foundations, load bearing components, slabs and underlying soils
  • Hardscape, paths, patios, irrigation systems, landscape systems and drainage systems
  • Heating
  • Plumbing lines, sewer lines and utility lines
  • Retaining and site walls, associated drainage systems
  • Roofing materials
  • Roofs, roofing systems, chimney caps and ventilation
  • Shower and bath enclosures
  • Soils and engineered retaining walls
  • Structure
  • Windows, patio doors, deck doors and related systems