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Your options for handling a construction dispute

Disputes between a client and a contractor can often arise if work is not completed on time or not done to a standard the client believes is adequate. Becoming involved in a dispute can have the potential to ruin a contractor's reputation, and it will undoubtedly cost more money and time. This is why disputes must be resolved as soon as possible after they arise.

4 tips to help you find a reputable contractor

Florida is in the midst of hurricane season. While everyone certainly hopes that no big storms head this way, there is always a chance that one will. Once a hurricane hits, people need to have home repair jobs done. You might even have some that you want to finish without a storm arriving. In all these cases, you must ensure that you have a reputable contractor working for you.

How should construction contracts deal with payment?

Before any service is provided in return for payment, a contract should be put into place. Contracts are made for the benefit of all parties involved. The goal of a contract is to formalize all communication in a way that is clear and legally binding. This enables all parties to have a safety net to fall back on if the contract is breached.

Florida contractor negligence can be costly for all parties

Several Fort Lauderdale business owners filed suit against Florida Power & Light (FPL) and a contractor that they hired to perform work for them in Broward Circuit Court over the summer. The five companies lost significant business when the contractor pierced a hole in a water pipe causing a water main to break in the city on July 17.

Miami project results in construction litigation

Small and large businesses alike have gotten close to the red line and almost winked out of existence because of a bad-faith deal or a bad bet in a risky market. Reorganization, sale or bankruptcy are all ways to get out of a situation in which a firm is responsible for its own problems.

Hurricane season tip: Now is the time to vet contractors

Hurricanes are part of life in Florida. While there aren't any predicted for the near future, this is a perfect time to review some tips about what you need to look for in a contractor if your property sustains damage during a major storm. Contractors are extremely busy after a hurricane, so this is a time when unscrupulous individuals try to make a quick dollar by preying on desperate homeowners.

Developers and contractors share responsibility for flaws

If you asked most developers, they'd likely tell you that the responsibility for ensuring that a property is built to appropriate standards and is safe belongs to the contractors they hire. Florida Statute (Fla. Stat.) 718.203 paints a different picture, however, of the responsibilities of developers. In describing warranty laws, the Florida Condominium Act describes how both the developer and contractor are equally accountable for any defects that may be discovered.

Report says engineer at fault in Florida bridge collapse

A new pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed last year after an inspection by engineers who failed to note the risk of such an event and order it closed, according to a report prepared by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

What causes poor construction quality?

It's important that construction work is done properly because poor quality can affect the safety, longevity and the beauty of the building. If you are unhappy with the outcome of a construction project that you commissioned, you may be wondering what you can do to gain some form of compensation.

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