Nevada Remedies; Special Actions and Proceedings

Sec. § 40.648
Election to repair defect: Who may repair; manner for performing repairs; deadline for repair; extension of deadline; written statement of repairs performed.


1.

If the response provided pursuant to NRS 40.6472 includes an election to repair the constructional defect:

(a)

The repairs may be performed by the contractor, subcontractor, supplier or design professional, if such person is properly licensed, bonded and insured to perform the repairs and, if such person is not, the repairs may be performed by another person who meets those qualifications.

(b)

The repairs must be performed:

(1)

On reasonable dates and at reasonable times agreed to in advance with the claimant;

(2)

In compliance with any applicable building code and in a good and workmanlike manner in accordance with the generally accepted standard of care in the industry for that type of repair; and

(3)

In a manner which will not increase the cost of maintaining the residence or appurtenance than otherwise would have been required if the residence or appurtenance had been constructed without the constructional defect, unless the contractor and the claimant agree in writing that the contractor will compensate the claimant for the increased cost incurred as a result of the repair.

(c)

Any part of the residence or appurtenance that is not defective but which must be removed to correct the constructional defect must be replaced.

(d)

The contractor, subcontractor, supplier or design professional shall prevent, remove and indemnify the claimant against any mechanics’ liens and materialmen’s liens.

2.

Unless the claimant and the contractor, subcontractor, supplier or design professional agree to extend the time for repairs, the repairs must be completed:

(a)

Not later than 105 days after the date on which the notice of the constructional defect was received by the contractor, subcontractor, supplier or design professional if the notice of a constructional defect was received from four or fewer owners; or

(b)

Not later than 150 days after the date on which the notice of the constructional defect was received by the contractor, subcontractor, supplier or design professional if the notice was received from five or more owners or from a representative of a homeowners’ association.

3.

If repairs reasonably cannot be completed within the time set forth in subsection 2, the claimant and the contractor, subcontractor, supplier or design professional shall agree to a reasonable time within which to complete the repair. If the claimant and contractor, subcontractor, supplier or design professional cannot agree on such a time, any of them may petition the court to establish a reasonable time for completing the repair.

4.

Any election to repair made pursuant to NRS 40.6472 may not be made conditional upon a release of liability.

5.

Not later than 30 days after the repairs are completed, the contractor, subcontractor, supplier or design professional who repaired or caused the repair of a constructional defect shall provide the claimant with a written statement describing the nature and extent of the repair, the method used to repair the constructional defect and the extent of any materials or parts that were replaced during the repair.
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