The Louisiana New Home Warranty Act (NHWA): The Basics

In 1986, the Louisiana Legislature addressed a perceived lack of protection for new home purchasers against builders for the purchase of homes with certain defects. The New Home Warranty (NHWA) Act’s stated purpose is, “there is a need to promote commerce in Louisiana by providing clear, concise, and mandatory warranties for the purchasers and occupants of new homes in Louisiana and by providing for the use of homeowners’ insurance as additional protection for the public against defects in the construction of new homes.” The warranty, which is mandatory in most cases, ostensibly addresses this need. Following is a breakdown of… read more →