Question by MEME R: How long does a local home builder have to repair damage to my property?
On December 13, 2006 a local home builder put 2 new houses across the street from me. They used an excavating company to dig a ditch and install a new sewer system in my Utility Right of Way by the road. They covered the pipes up and have not touched my property since. I told them I was going to sell my house in the Spring, and needed it fixed ASAP. Well since then, I have tried to contact them several times, called, stopped by their office and find out a time frame.
Still, I see them drive past and look at my property, but never stop or call. It is now April 3, and no sign of any work going to be done. I just received an estimate for $ 2750 to have it repaired. Everyone who comes to look at my beautiful house for sale asks about the damage up front.
WHAT DO I DO? Is there a certain period of time they have to repair it? Do I take them to small claims court? I live in Ohio and it is now spring. Need help ASAP, my house is for sale and my property looks terrible.
Answer by Aumharan G
In Canada they builders under contract are allowed up to almost 2 years.
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