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The weather is sometimes a factor when a construction project is ongoing. The issue with this is that the contractor can’t control it, but they still need to make contingency plans will enable them to have the project done on time despite what is going on with the weather. This might not be easy, but […]

If you are dissatisfied by low quality work conducted by a construction worker or if the work was not completed in a timely manner, you’ll probably feel quite angry and frustrated by the issue. Issues in the completion of the project may have had implications for your personal life or for the running of your […]

With the summer season approaching, many people in Florida might be in the process of hiring contractors to complete work during this time. Unfortunately, when there is an uptick in requests for contractors, shady people come out and try to take the jobs. Not only is this illegal, but it can also lead to a […]

While much of the country envies the weather in Florida, there is one thing that residents here truly worry about –hurricanes. After a hurricane hits, homeowners and businesses try to scramble to rebuild. This puts a huge strain on the construction industry. You would think that contractors would appreciate the uptick in business that is […]

Residents of a large master-planned community in the Fort Myers area say they are tired of dealing with lingering construction defects. They’ve reported a number of issues, primarily with water infiltration leading to rotting balconies and black mold, as well as inferior stucco on the buildings. The developer and its construction arm have sued a […]

Each year across Florida, countless homeowners hire contractors to perform home repairs after a hurricane has passed. While there are many trustworthy contractors out there who do a good job, there are just as many bad ones who rush in to help. While there’s no one approach to use to pick a reputable contractor, the […]

Ten South Florida residents have filed complaints with the state attorney general’s office against a large home improvement provider. The residents contend they were misled about the purchase price of things such as air conditioners and maintenance agreements, as well as the options they had to pay for them. Because they dispute the charges, at […]

The Florida Supreme Court decided on Dec. 27 that it will hear arguments about the insurance practice known as “assignment of benefits”. Currently, homeowners who have repairs performed on their houses sign over, or “assign”, the money that their insurance company allocates to them, their “benefits”, to their contractor. The responsibility then falls on the […]

Florida’s chief financial officer (CFO) said he intends to work with the legislature to close a loophole regarding the payment of insurance money directly to contractors instead of homeowners. Jimmy Patronis said some unscrupulous contractors are taking advantage of homeowners who receive insurance settlements for property damage. He says they’re allowing payments to be paid […]

Embarking on a construction project in the state of Florida is always going to include some risk, even if you have spent time carefully drafting the contract and the terms. If a dispute has arisen in a construction project that you are a part of, it is important that you address the problem immediately. A […]

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