Nevada Remedies; Special Actions and Proceedings

Sec. § 40.670
Defect which creates imminent threat to health or safety: Duty to cure; effect of failure to cure; exceptions.


1.

A contractor, subcontractor, supplier or design professional who receives written notice of a constructional defect resulting from work performed by the contractor, subcontractor, supplier or design professional which creates an imminent threat to the health or safety of the inhabitants of the residence shall take reasonable steps to cure the defect as soon as practicable. The contractor, subcontractor, supplier or design professional shall not cure the defect by making any repairs for which such person is not licensed or by causing any repairs to be made by a person who is not licensed to make those repairs. If the contractor, subcontractor, supplier or design professional fails to cure the defect in a reasonable time, the owner of the residence may have the defect cured and may recover from the contractor, subcontractor, supplier or design professional the reasonable cost of the repairs plus reasonable attorney’s fees and costs in addition to any other damages recoverable under any other law.

2.

A contractor, subcontractor, supplier or design professional who does not cure a defect pursuant to this section because such person has determined, in good faith and after a reasonable inspection, that there is not an imminent threat to the health or safety of the inhabitants is not liable for attorney’s fees and costs pursuant to this section, except that if a building inspector, building official or other similar authority employed by a governmental body with jurisdiction certifies that there is an imminent threat to the health and safety of the inhabitants of the residence, the contractor, subcontractor, supplier or design professional is subject to the provisions of subsection 1.
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