Construction Services Group Alert: Builders Beware—Pennsylvania Superior Court Reaffirms That An Original Builder May Be Liable To Subsequent Remote Residential Purchasers For Construction Defects

No privity of contract, no problem.  That is precisely what the Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently reaffirmed in Adams v. Hellings Builders, Inc., No. 1407 EDA 2015, 2016 WL 4522278 (Pa. Super Ct. Aug. 29, 2016), holding that the second owners of a home had viable claims for fraud and violation of the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, 73 P.S. §§ 201-1 et seq. (“UTPCPL”) against the original home builder. In Hellings, Christopher and Margaret Adams purchased a residence from the Witsky family in 2011.  The home in question was originally constructed by Hellings and the Witskys … Read More