The Minnesota Home Warranty:

The statutory warranty for defects in construction in a property is found in Minnesota Statutes Section 327A.02. This statute provides the following warranty for home, or "dwelling" owners:

  • Subd. 1. Warranties by vendors. In every sale of a completed dwelling, and in every contract for the sale of a dwelling to be completed, the vendor shall warrant to the vendee that: (a) during the one-year period from and after the warranty date the dwelling shall be free from defects caused by faulty workmanship and defective materials due to non-compliance with building standards; (b) during the two-year period from and after the warranty date, the dwelling shall be free from defects caused by faulty installation of plumbing, electrical, heating, and cooling systems due to non-compliance with building standards; and (c) during the ten-year period from and after the warranty date, the dwelling shall be free from major construction defects due to non-compliance with building standards.

Minnesota Statutes 327A.02 defines "major construction defects" as referenced above in part (c) as follows:

Liability of the vendor [the builder] or the home improvement contractor under 327A.01 to 327A.07 is limited to the specific items set forth in Sections 327A.01 to 327A.07 and does not extend to the following:

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