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.
There's nothing more disconcerting than settling down into a new home, only to find out that it has a leaky roof. These repairs are not only expensive, but it will require your time and attention to contact the seller and hold him or her accountable for the leaky roof that he or she failed to tell you about.
Contracts play an important role in construction projects because they outline the project and set clear expectations about every aspect of the job from payment terms to completion guidelines. These provide a legal basis for action if there is ever anything that goes amiss during the project.
Virtually anything you can imagine can potentially go wrong during the construction of a home. A responsible building contractor, however, will take action to prevent these things from happening, but if they do happen in spite of the contractor's best efforts, then the contractor should correct the problems before turning the property over to the owner.