The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled in favor to a homeowner who wants the state to return the materials she was given to build her home in exchange for a promise that she won’t sue the builder if the home doesn’t sell.
The Alabama Supreme Board of Appeal ruled Wednesday that Alabama Code Section 17-2-104 requires a builder to return materials within six months if the builder doesn’t get a refund or the property isn’t sold within 30 days.
The court ruled that the builder must then pay the state $100 for each day the materials weren’t returned.
The court said that if the state returned the materials, it could have given the homeowner a full refund or a reasonable and reasonable payment for the materials.
The materials were worth $4,500.
The homeowner sued the builder last year and won.