Mandatory Arbitration is the worst clause a consumer can agree to as it strips them of their rights to a jury of their peers. And it’s no surprise that Construction arbitration firms were either created by or with the help of major homebuilder associations, causing an immediate conflict of interest. I found an article on this subject that is a must read for any one entering into a contract to either renovate or build a home:

Home builders Stack Deck Against Buyers With Arbitration: New Report shines light on unscrupulous practices

Also, construction defects are beginning to rear it’s ugly head around the nations a a result of the building frenzy in the late 90’s and 2000.

Fallout from the 90’s Housing Boom: Construction defects begin to appear