Nevada Remedies; Special Actions and Proceedings

Sec. § 40.655
Limitation on recovery.


Except as otherwise provided in NRS 40.650, in a claim governed by NRS 40.600 to 40.695, inclusive, the claimant may recover only the following damages to the extent proximately caused by a constructional defect:


The reasonable cost of any repairs already made that were necessary and of any repairs yet to be made that are necessary to cure any constructional defect that the contractor failed to cure and the reasonable expenses of temporary housing reasonably necessary during the repair;


The reduction in market value of the residence or accessory structure, if any, to the extent the reduction is because of structural failure;


The loss of the use of all or any part of the residence;


The reasonable value of any other property damaged by the constructional defect;


Any additional costs reasonably incurred by the claimant, including, but not limited to, any costs and fees incurred for the retention of experts to:


Ascertain the nature and extent of the constructional defects;


Evaluate appropriate corrective measures to estimate the value of loss of use; and


Estimate the value of loss of use, the cost of temporary housing and the reduction of market value of the residence; and


Any interest provided by statute.


If a contractor complies with the provisions of NRS 40.600 to 40.695, inclusive, the claimant may not recover from the contractor, as a result of the constructional defect, any damages other than damages authorized pursuant to NRS 40.600 to 40.695, inclusive.


This section must not be construed as impairing any contractual rights between a contractor and a subcontractor, supplier or design professional.


As used in this section, “structural failure” means physical damage to the load-bearing portion of a residence or appurtenance caused by a failure of the load-bearing portion of the residence or appurtenance.

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