A Seminole County, Florida, community association has been awarded $3.8 million over the poor construction of its road system.
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.
Hurricane season is a time during which residents remain alert and ensure they are keeping track of the tropics. There is a scramble after the hurricane hits to ensure that homes and businesses are fixed. This is a business boom for contractors and even handymen who are prepared to help people get things back together. Unfortunately, it is also a time that scammers might come out of the woodwork.
The sound of the construction of the Wekiva Parkway extension in Mount Dora, Florida, probably would be bad enough for the residents of a nearby mobile home park.
A West Palm Beach company, Kast Construction, has sued its Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, subcontractor, Titus Construction, for performing allegedly shoddy work on a condo building named ONE St. Petersburg. The subcontractor has countersued Kast on the grounds that they were asked to complete work that wasn't in the contract nor compensated for.
While you may expect an unlicensed contractor to do a poor job or to not perform work according to schedule, you probably wouldn't expect the same level of service out of a licensed one. Each day across Florida, a new lawsuit gets filed against against yet another contractor who didn't comply with their construction contract.
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.
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.
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.
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.