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Construction litigation for poor workmanship or defects

When you hire a Florida contractor to work on your home or business, you probably feel that it is a critical undertaking. You also probably expect the contractor to do exactly what the job requires according to your agreement. What happens if the contractor does not perform in accordance with your agreement? What can you do about it?

Steps to find a reputable contractor to make repairs to your home

After a bad storm hits, it's not all that uncommon that different contractors will rush into the area to try to take advantage of the uptick in work. While many, who may be canvassing the area, are licensed and insured, most likely just as many are not.

Biscayne Beach lawsuit filed over construction-related damage

Property owners have many rights. Chief among those is the right to not have their property damaged by others. If it is, they can make a legal claim for compensation. That is at the core of a construction dispute about debris-related damage in Biscayne Beach, Florida.

How do you hire a contractor to handle hurricane repairs?

If your home has suffered from storm or hurricane damage, you'll want to make sure that you get the damage repaired as quickly as possible. If you ever need to sell your home, you want it to be in good repair, and storm damage -- especially when it concerns your roof -- could create more problems later on down the road that only get more expensive to fix with time.

Elements you can't miss in drafting a construction contract

Construction projects involve the investment of significant sums of money. This is one of the reasons it is so critical that, in drafting a work contract, you do so in a way that keeps your interests at heart.

How to protect yourself when hiring a contractor

Having a home built is a milestone in a person's life. It is exciting, stressful, overwhelming and fun all at once. Whether you've had a home built before or this is your first experience with new construction, it is in your best interest to protect yourself when hiring a contractor. Here are some tips to make this happen in Melbourne, Florida.

Red flags to avoid when you're looking to hire a contractor

Living in Florida, you've probably seen a number of hurricanes in your lifetime. Not too long after you head out to survey the damage the storm had caused to your home, contractors can be seen circulating your community or posting advertisements for their services online and in other public spaces seeing if you need any help with repairs. It's then that you've most vulnerable to being scammed.

Construction defect lawsuits on the rise in South Florida

At a time when construction work itself is trending flat or down in the area, construction law suits seem to be on the rise. The increase in lawsuits are related to a range of issues, one being that numerous condos and residential high-rise buildings erected a decade or more ago seem to have suffered from numerous defects. Residences in these areas allegedly have not had any luck getting contractors or landlords to foot the bill for correcting the defects.

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