Advocates hope to get a committee substitute bill filed that would cover all consumers, not just veterans, said Cibolo Mayor Jennifer Hartman.
There are home warranties in place for home buyers to use, but Hartman
said not all issues are covered.
decided to help lead the charge after dozens of homeowners in two Cibolo
neighborhoods started voicing concerns about cracked foundations, busted plumbing, collapsed driveways and leaky roofs.
added that she
also has experienced foundation issues at her
While homeowners there have relied on their warranties and had their homes repaired on several occasions, some maintain that the problems are never entirely resolved.
says the problem goes beyond the consumer.
The defects cause homes to lose value, which means less revenue for the city, county, school districts and state.
“We have to raise taxes on everyone because of our homes' depreciating value,” she