Building a new home is a time-consuming, stressful process that can have a lot of payoffs for the new homeowner. For one, if you have been monitoring the construction to some extent, you may have reasonable confidence that the construction is being done right and that contractors and subcontractors are not cutting corners.
You can also generally expect to have fewer problems with a new home that you might with a pre-owned home — fewer pests, less risk of mold or structural problems, etc. Except that is not always the case.
What happens if you have moved into your new home and you are already noticing problems? Who is responsible? What can you do?