The good news is that the economy seems to be ticking along and new home construction and remodeling jobs seem to be increasing. But, what do you do when the work you paid for is defective? Here in Minnesota, there are statutory warranties for newly constructed homes and remodeling work (Minnesota Statutes Chapter 327A). You must, however, give the contractor the ability to come and inspect the work and an opportunity to correct the defect before proceeding with a lawsuit. When you think about it, that is only fair to the contractor. You need to follow the obligations set forth in the statute to preserve your warranty claim. Similarly, a contractor needs to be responsive to a homeowner’s notice or face legal action. Don’t let your frustration and anger, and that comment goes to both the contractor and homeowner, get in the way of following the law as to warranty claims. If in doubt, call us. We have represented both homeowners and contractors in these types of claims.