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.
Residents of a large master-planned community in the Fort Myers area say they are tired of dealing with lingering construction defects.
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 more boxes that they check off your list, the better their chances are of being someone who does a job right.
Ten South Florida residents have filed complaints with the state attorney general's office against a large home improvement provider.
The Florida Supreme Court decided on Dec. 27 that it will hear arguments about the insurance practice known as "assignment of benefits".
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 directly to the contractor.
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.
The Orlando-area VillageWalk at Lake Nona Homeowners Association filed a lawsuit against a construction company, JR Davis Construction, and a professional services firm, KPMG LLP, on Dec. 12. The homeowners association alleges that the construction on the KPMG Learning and Innovation Center damaged many properties in their private, gated community.
The Regalia condo association has filed a lawsuit against the architectural firm, developer, general contractor and at least 22 other subcontractors for their poor design and construction of a luxury high-rise in Sunny Isles Beach. They contend that at least $30 million in repairs is needed to fix the 47-story, 39-unit building's design flaws and safety concerns.
Construction law is a complex area that requires a good understanding of not only the laws but also the construction industry. There are many issues that can creep up during a project that require you to act. It is imperative that you keep a close eye on what is going on so that you know when you need to bring up a problem to the contractor.