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Construction Litigation Archives

Impairment is a big problem in the construction industry

Hiring a contractor means putting your trust in someone. In many cases, this is only done after you vet the candidates for the job. Many Floridians have construction projects completed without any issues. Others might not be so lucky and may have issues during a project or even after its completion.

Boca landlord sues a developer, builder for construction defects

Southstar Capital Group, the owner of a central Florida apartment complex named Sola at Celebration, has filed a lawsuit in against both the Houston-based Hines and their contractor Urban Oaks Builders. The property's Boca Raton-based owners maintain that both concealed, misrepresented or otherwise withheld information they had about certain construction defects that their master-planned community had.

Problems with construction projects must be addressed quickly

We recently discussed what you need to look for when you are signing a construction contract. This is more important than what many people might realize because if you don't get what you paid for or what was agreed to, this contract can contain the information you need to get the issues corrected or to take legal action.

What should you look for before signing a construction contract?

When it comes to the drafting of construction contracts, there are some non-negotiables that they're expected to cover. They should clearly spell out the cost for the work as well as the terms and conditions surrounding how that amount should be paid. A particularly well-written contract should include other details, such as what happens if one of both parties don't uphold the stated deadlines or don't adhere to its terms.

My new home has a leaky roof: What can I do?

There's nothing more disconcerting than settling down into a new home, only to find out that it has a leaky roof. These repairs are not only expensive, but it will require your time and attention to contact the seller and hold him or her accountable for the leaky roof that he or she failed to tell you about.

Contracts play an important role in construction projects

Contracts play an important role in construction projects because they outline the project and set clear expectations about every aspect of the job from payment terms to completion guidelines. These provide a legal basis for action if there is ever anything that goes amiss during the project.

What can go wrong during the construction of a home?

Virtually anything you can imagine can potentially go wrong during the construction of a home. A responsible building contractor, however, will take action to prevent these things from happening, but if they do happen in spite of the contractor's best efforts, then the contractor should correct the problems before turning the property over to the owner.

Construction litigation can take on many types of issues

There are a number of issues that can come up when you hire a contractor to build a structure. These issues aren't limited only to new construction projects. They can also occur in renovations and expansions. If you are planning on hiring a contractor for a construction project, you must ensure that you know what rights you have for the project.

Construction projects must move forward according to the contract

Any major project is likely going to come with a contract. You should be able to count on each party in the project to comply with their responsibilities and duties in the project. When this doesn't happen, the project can come to a grinding halt.

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