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Legal

Legal issues and problems in the building industry

HUD and CPSC Issue Guidance on Repairing Homes With Problem Drywall

 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today issued interim remediation guidance to help homeowners struggling to rid their properties of problem drywall linked to corrosion of metal in their homes such as electrical components.

Foreclosure Help: Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure

A Deed in Lieu of foreclosure (DIL) is a disposition option in which a mortgagor voluntarily deeds collateral property in exchange for a release from all obligations under the mortgage. A DIL of foreclosure may not be accepted from mortgagors who can financially make their mortgage payments.

Federal Government (HUD and CPSC) Issue Guidance on Identifying Problem Drywall in Homes

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today issued guidance on how to identify the presence of metal corrosion, as well as other indicators of problem drywall in homes.

Louisiana Attorney General's Office Files Suit Against Chinese Drywall Manufacturers and Distributors

 On January 13, 2010, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell filed suit today in Orleans Parish against multiple Knauf entities, other international and domestic manufacturers, distributors, importers of toxic Chinese drywall as well as several builders alleging the State of Louisiana has and will continue to suffer economic loss because of the defendants’ manufacture, distribution, sale and/or installation of defective and toxic Chinese drywall. The suit names nine foreign drywall manufacturers, eleven drywall supply and distribution companies, and three home builders.

HUD offering mortgage relief to homeowners with Chinese Drywall problems

Homeowners with tainted drywall can get assistance, especially if they have an FHA-insured mortgage and are behind on their payments.

Toxic Chinese Drywall Problem - Legal, Health and Remediation Issues

Chinese sheetrock, it smells bad, because it emits sulfurous gases carbon disulfide, carbonyl sulfide, and hydrogen sulfide. These emissions, which have the odor of rotten eggs, worsen as temperature and humidity rise.

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