Ohio Gov. Signs Bill Involving Curing Residential Defects

February 24, 2005

Ohio Gov. Bob Taft this week signed the following bill, which will be filed with the Secretary of State’s office.

House Bill 175, sponsored by State Representative Stephen Buehrer (R-Delta) , establishes a state residential building code; makes changes in the laws governing residential construction; and establishes a “right to cure” procedure under which a residential contractor may cure a defect prior to an owner commencing arbitration proceedings or a civil action.

The bill goes into effect 90 days after it is signed by the Governor and filed with the Secretary of State.

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