I recently bought a property which is 1.5 years old. It is still under the home warranty. Few issues have come with the property such as: 2nd storey timber/laminate floor makes creaking noises when walked on. It did not creak as much when I inspected the property in Dec 2019, but lately the creaking has increased. Few horizontal cracks on the internal walls have developed. A small area around the crack is soft to touch. Image: Wall Crack I have got a balcony upstairs with 2 columns. These columns support the balcony and the balcony roof. One of the top most bricks where the roof rests have come loose. Image: Balcony Column Brick . This is an overview of the columns: Balcony Columns. The left column indicated is where the loose brick is. A door frame that is supporting a blind has developed cracks due to how heavy and big the blind is. Image: Blind Shower leaks outside the shower door as it was not sealed properly. So when you take a shower, water flows outside on the tiles. Some of the bricks have developed cracks in the cement between them. Is this something to be concerned about? Image: Crack between bricks Loose shower fittings The increase in floorboard creaking and internal wall cracks has happened around the same time. Could it be due to ground movement effecting the building? Most of these issues were not present at the time when the building was inspected by an inspector. Are these issues covered by the home warranty? If so, should I contact the original builder to rectify? I did not buy the house from the builder directly. It was previously owned by someone else. The builder may have a biased opinion on these issues. Is it a good idea to get a second opinion on these issues from another builder or building inspector before approaching the original builder? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.