The position of the American courts regarding the matter of the liability of a builder-vendor for his work is best answered by examining cases from some of the various jurisdictions to see how the problem has been handled. A builder should be held to warrant his product to be free from defects and to be suitable for the use intended. The cases reflect the growing desire to provide the buyer of a new house with this protection. Yet, protection is generally extended only to one who buys a house which is not finished.
Joseph A. Valore, Product Liability for a Defective House, 18 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 319 (1969)