2020 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 38a - Insurance
Chapter 700 - Property and Casualty Insurance
Section 38a-320. (Formerly Sec. 38-31a) - Home warranty contract or home warranty service agreement. Definition. Constitutes insurance contract.

(a) As used in this section, “home warranty contract” or “home warranty service agreement” means any agreement in which any person, firm, corporation or association promises or agrees to repair or replace any structural component of a single or multiple-family dwelling of four or less units, necessitated by (1) wear and tear, (2) deterioration or inherent defect, (3) failure of an inspection to detect the likelihood of wear and tear, deterioration or such defect, or (4) substandard material or workmanship. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to an agreement of any seller with a purchaser, guaranteeing workmanship and materials in connection with the sale of such property.

(b) A home warranty contract or home warranty service agreement as defined in subsection (a) of this section shall constitute a contract of insurance within the meaning of section 38a-319.

(P.A. 80-228, S. 1, 2; P.A. 81-314, S. 2, 4; P.A. 97-48.)

History: P.A. 81-314 replaced reference to Sec. 38-72(a) with reference to Sec. 38-72(b); Sec. 38-31a transferred to Sec. 38a-320 in 1991; P.A. 97-48 amended Subsec. (a) by deleting reference to appliances, or systems or parts thereof, adding Subdiv. (4) re substandard material or workmanship and making technical changes.

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