COUNTIES AND COUNTY LAW
31-3806. Civil action to enforce. (1) If the owner of the property of the person, firm or corporation filing the subdivision plat or amendment to a subdivision plat or any other plat or map recognized by the city or county for the division of land fails to comply with either subsection (1) or (2) of section 31-3805, Idaho Code, prior to sale of the lots in the subdivision to purchasers, the owner of the property, or the person, firm or corporation filing the subdivision plat or amendment to a subdivision plat or any other plat or map recognized by the city or county for the division of land shall be liable to any purchaser for the costs of the lot’s exclusion plus all assessments due and owing or the actual cost of installation of an irrigation delivery system not to exceed one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) per lot. The purchaser shall have a right to enforce this obligation in a civil action and the purchaser shall have the right to elect exclusion or installation of the system in such action.
(2) Any person, firm or corporation who shall omit, neglect or refuse to provide the purchaser or the irrigation entity within whose boundaries the land is located, a copy of the disclosure statement required by subsection (2) of section 31-3805, Idaho Code:
(a) Shall be liable to the purchaser as provided in subsection (1) of this section.
(b) Shall be liable to the irrigation entity for its reasonable expense, including employee time, of locating the purchaser and providing the information required in the form and for advising affected purchasers of the lack of a water delivery system and for any assessments on the property that are past due at the time of discovery of the violation. The irrigation entity affected shall have a right to claim such expenses in a civil action.
(3) In any civil action filed under subsection (1) or (2) of this section, the prevailing party shall be awarded its reasonable costs and attorney’s fees. The purchaser and irrigation entity shall have two (2) years from the date of discovery of the violation to initiate any legal action.
[31-3806, added 1990, ch. 365, sec. 3, p. 998; am. 1996, ch. 51, sec. 2, p. 153; am. 1996, ch. 399, sec. 2, p. 1332; am. 1997, ch. 148, sec. 2, p. 425.]