The time, cost and headaches involved with the typical construction lawsuit are substantial. Whether you're the buyer of real estate or a construction business, you'll want to do everything you can to avoid such legal altercations.
Here are three tips that will help you avoid a construction lawsuit:
1) Review your construction and purchase contracts with a fine-toothed comb
A legal contract is binding, so you don't want to agree to something that's not in your favor. As such, you may want to seek out the services of a qualified real estate attorney to draft and review every contract you sign as a construction business or real estate buyer. The money you spend on this legal review will be worth it in the long run.
2) Create policies and procedures for checking the property and to smoothly operate the business
Once you've signed a contract, whether it's for work on a property, a contract to purchase a property under construction or some other agreement, you must create policies and procedures. These ensure that each element of the contract is followed.
As soon as something appears to be amiss, address it immediately while it is still possible to resolve the matter amicably. You should also create communication policies between the buyer and the builder that keep everyone on the same page.
3) Organize and save all of your documentation
The more organized you are with your documentation, the easier it will be to quickly resolve potential disagreements without court involvement. For example, if the receipt says that you spent this much money on this item, no one will dispute the matter and it can be quickly resolved. This information will also be very valuable in the event that a lawsuit becomes unavoidable.
Are you facing a potential lawsuit and want to reach an out of court settlement to save time, money and stress? Learn more about your legal rights and options in the context of your specific construction lawsuit now.