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REDUCED BUILDING OR REMODELING CLAIM EXPOSURE PERIOD (APRIL 2018)

One of the recent legislative successes includes reducing the exposure period for a building or remodeling claim from ten to seven years.

This reduction will:

• Decrease burdens and costs associated with investigating factual allegations from the distant past

• Promote fairness to builders who must defend themselves from such claims

• Protect property owners by providing ample time to bring an action against a builder

Working in conjunction with the Wisconsin Civil Justice Council (WCJC), we advocated for this common-sense change to improve the legal climate and promote affordable housing in Wisconsin.