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Chapter 436

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  436.365.  Law not to restrict or inhibit other remedies or ability to contract. — 1.  Nothing in sections 436.350 to 436.365 shall be construed to create a theory or cause of action upon which liability may be based or to limit any causes of action or remedies otherwise available to a homeowner or contractor pursuant to law after giving effect to the provisions of sections 436.350 to 436.365, nor to hinder or otherwise affect the employment, agency, or contractual relationship between homeowners and contractors during the process of construction or remodeling, and does not preclude the termination of those relationships as allowed under current law.  Nothing in sections 436.350 to 436.365 shall negate or otherwise restrict a contractor's right to access or inspection provided by law, covenant, easement, or contract.

  2.  Nothing in sections 436.350 to 436.365 shall be construed to prevent contracts between contractors and homeowners from specifying that disputes shall be resolved by binding arbitration pursuant to chapter 435.  In contracts between contractors and homeowners that specify binding arbitration as the means of dispute resolution, sections 436.350 to 436.365 shall not be applicable; provided, in those contracts between contractors and homeowners that specify binding arbitration as the means of dispute resolution, the contractor shall provide notice, pursuant to section 435.460, that disputes may be resolved by binding arbitration and sections 436.350 to 436.365 are not applicable to such transactions.

  3.  The provisions of sections 436.350 to 436.365 shall not apply to an action brought by an insurer, subrogated to the rights of a claimant, if payment was made by the insurer pursuant to a claim under an insurance policy.

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(L. 2005 S.B. 168 § 431.315)


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