HEALTH AND SAFETY
MANUFACTURED HOMES — STANDARDS
39-4010. Warranty by manufacturers. Any person, firm, partnership, association or corporation constructing, in whole or in part, a manufactured home in this state, or constructing outside of this state but selling at retail in this state, shall issue a warranty in writing to the buyer containing the following terms:
(1) That the manufactured home is free from any substantial defects in materials or workmanship in the structure, plumbing, heating and electrical systems and all appliances and other equipment installed or included therein or thereon by the manufacturer.
(2) That the manufacturer shall take appropriate corrective action at the site of the manufactured home in instances of substantial defects in materials or workmanship which become evident within one (1) year from the date of delivery of the manufactured home to the buyer, provided the buyer gives written notice of such defects to the manufacturer or dealer at their business address not later than one (1) year and ten (10) days after date of delivery.
The warranty provided herein shall be in addition to and not in derogation of any other right or privilege which the buyer may have as otherwise provided by law or instrument. The manufacturer shall not require the buyer to waive his rights under this section and any waiver shall be deemed contrary to public policy and shall be void and unenforceable. Any action instituted by a buyer for failure of the manufacturer to comply with the provisions of this act shall be considered as an action within the provisions of section 12-120, Idaho Code, providing for recovery of attorney fees.
[I.C., sec. 39-4010, as added by S.L. 1972, ch. 173, sec. 1, p. 433; am. 1988, ch. 264, sec. 11, p. 528; am. 1995, ch. 267, sec. 8, p. 858.]