They tell lawmakers they want a lemon law
The National President of HomeOwners for Better Building says you get more protection when you buy a toaster than you do on that new home purchase. Janet Ahmad was among those traveling to Austin yesterday to push Texas lawmakers for passage of a Homebuyer Protection Act.
“We want the same protections we get when we buy a 12 thousand dollar car,” Ahmad says, “and we’re not getting it. The (homebuyers’) warranty is unenforceable.”
Ahmad’s group held a news conference to back three pieces of legislation to protect people who are buying a new home.
Buying that new home can be the biggest investment of a lifetime for most people. She says she’s just pushing for “a few changes,” saying, “It will not cost any more to build a house right the first time.” Some cities have passed ordinances to help with the problem.