We Handle Complex Cases Involving Construction Defects

When defect issues arise in a construction project, the conflicts can be intense. In the event that work is defective, an engineer or architect will usually point it out and an owner may file a claim against the contractor for repair, correction or replacement costs and may withhold payment.

In certain cases, contractors will state that the defect was the result of an error in drawings, plans or specifications; they will claim that because their work was in accord with the documentation, such costs fall upon the owner. When these disputes arise, they can result in several issues, including liens, work stoppage and violations.

This entire process will happen as the owner is paying loan interest. A work order may cause delays that result in the halting of additional financing. Additionally, the contractor could move to a different job site but may have to wait for defect dispute resolution.

There are many questions that need to be answered in these cases:

  • Should the contract be terminated?
  • Should a subcontractor be replaced?
  • Should an expert engineer be brought in to inspect the work and document findings?
  • How will the defect or the contractor's negligence affect the property value?

It is also important to note that contractors pursuing claims stating that the owner has liability of the defects (due to poor documentation) must understand the reports that are necessary to demonstrate their cases and their possible recovery.

In many cases, the only way out for these issues is through mediation, arbitration or litigation.

As such, a skilled legal team is critical.

Economical Solutions For Costly Building Defects

Our lawyers at Tannenbaum Scro have worked on these issues for more than three decades. We have resolved millions of dollars in claims. We will work directly with you to understand all relevant facts and help you resolve the issue in the most efficient and economical way. We are dedicated to your success and long-term financial health. We encourage you to get in touch as soon as possible.

To schedule an initial consultation with one of our Clearwater and Sarasota construction defects lawyers, call 941-444-9092 or email the firm.