2016 Louisiana Laws
Civil Code
CC 2520 - Warranty against redhibitory defects

LA Civ Code 2520 (2016) What's This?

CHAPTER 9. REDHIBITION

Art. 2520. Warranty against redhibitory defects

The seller warrants the buyer against redhibitory defects, or vices, in the thing sold.

A defect is redhibitory when it renders the thing useless, or its use so inconvenient that it must be presumed that a buyer would not have bought the thing had he known of the defect. The existence of such a defect gives a buyer the right to obtain rescission of the sale.

A defect is redhibitory also when, without rendering the thing totally useless, it diminishes its usefulness or its value so that it must be presumed that a buyer would still have bought it but for a lesser price. The existence of such a defect limits the right of a buyer to a reduction of the price.

Acts 1993, No. 841, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1995.

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