Claimant required to allow inspection of and reasonable opportunity to repair defect; claimant or claimant’s expert required to be present at inspection; effect of noncompliance.
After notice of a constructional defect is given pursuant to NRS 40.645, before a claimant may commence an action or amend a complaint to add a cause of action for a constructional defect against a contractor, subcontractor, supplier or design professional, the claimant must:
Allow an inspection of the alleged constructional defect to be conducted pursuant to NRS 40.6462;
Be present or have a representative of the claimant present at an inspection conducted pursuant to NRS 40.6462 and, to the extent possible, reasonably identify the proximate locations of the defects, damages or injuries specified in the notice; and
Allow the contractor, subcontractor, supplier or design professional a reasonable opportunity to repair the constructional defect or cause the defect to be repaired if an election to repair is made pursuant to NRS 40.6472.
If a claimant commences an action without complying with subsection 1 or NRS 40.645, the court shall:
Dismiss the action without prejudice and compel the claimant to comply with those provisions before filing another action; or
If dismissal of the action would prevent the claimant from filing another action because the action would be procedurally barred by the statute of limitations or statute of repose, the court shall stay the proceeding pending compliance with those provisions by the claimant.