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The state of Florida has specific laws surrounding the negligence of a contractor or subcontractor during a construction project. Kayfetz v. A.M. Best Roofing, Inc., ruled on in Florida in 2002, set a precedent on the burden of proof if someone was injured on a site, complete or in progress. In the case of general […]

Hiring someone to build something for you or to fix an existing structure is likely going to involve a contract between you and the contractor. This contract means that you have an expectation of the work that will be performed and the contractor has an expectation for what you are going to pay. Many construction […]

Florida is undergoing a construction boom as real estate properties tries to keep pace with the burgeoning economy. This trend is especially noticeable near the urban centers of central and southern Florida, where many different types of construction projects are providing thousands of units of housing and commercial space. Large and complicated projects require several […]

Although you might hope a construction project will be completed in accordance with the contract without any major problems creeping up, this rarely happens. It’s often because big bucks are at stake and neither side wants to budge that disputes arise. Most contracts with contractors spell out how disputes should be handled. Oftentimes the first […]

Construction defects are an issue for some people who have their homes renovated or repaired. These defects can come from shoddy materials or subpar workmanship, but the result is the same. The home might not be safe to live in and the work might all have to be redone again. When you suspect that you […]

When it’s time to hire a contractor, one of the biggest fears homeowners have is putting up big bucks only to end up with work that’s not performed correctly or is not up to code. That’s why the Licensing Board for Florida’s Construction Industry has issued some guidelines to help minimize your risk of this […]

After a hurricane strikes, it’s not all that uncommon to see construction companies circling affected neighborhoods looking to see if anyone needs for repairs to be made to their home. While many of the contractors that are circling about are licensed, just as many others are not. Oftentimes, the unlicensed contractors are the ones offering […]

If you are building a new home or improving an existing residence in Florida, you probably make it a priority to pay your construction-related expenses accurately and timely. After all, failure to do so would result in delays and may even result in construction disputes or litigation. As a person who pays your bills on […]

Construction litigation occurs for a variety of reasons. Essentially, any kind of unresolved construction dispute between clients and contractors can lead to litigation. Disputes between these parties happen a lot more often than you may think, especially in Florida’s booming construction industry. Regardless of whether you are a developer or a contractor, you will likely […]

Hiring a contractor to do work is something that is very serious. Almost everyone in this area has probably heard horror stories about contractors who get down payments to do work and then don’t complete the job. This is something that is simply unacceptable. We know that you have a lot on your plate when […]

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