Most of the time, people believe that defects in materials or workmanship is about the only issue that can lead to construction litigation. It is true that these issues are often the culprit when a property owner's new structure was not built to specifications. However, sometimes contractors and the materials they use bear no fault in an improperly built project.
Most cases involving construction litigation or disputes occur between a property owner and the contractors hired to work on the property. However, sometimes a dispute can arise between a property owner and one or more entities that are not connected in any way.
Many suppliers, builders, contractors and developers are involved in the construction of a building. Often when there is a construction defect, it is unclear about who is to blame.
Warranties are typically good documents. They can provide valuable protection to all parties involved in a construction project. At the same time, they should be scrutinized carefully before a property owner signs off on his or her project.
Whether a job site is a small, residential lot or a large commercial one, contractors can suffer debilitating injuries. Even in a situation in which workers take certain safety precautions, they can still be injured because someone else did not do their due diligence to protect them from harm.
Architects play a foundational role in construction projects. They create both the big-picture vision as well as the all-important details of the finished structure. Considering their work combines aesthetics, math and science, it's no wonder architects undergo such intensive training and education.
When you build a home, you expect it to be free from the costly issues that commonly plague older construction. You certainly don't expect to move into a brand new home with a pest problem.
We’ve been looking in recent posts at the topic of Assignment of Benefits agreements, the risk of over-inflation and fraud, and the need for contractors to take precautions to protect their right to seek compensation under the homeowners policy for repair work provided in connection with an Assignment of Benefits agreement.
Last time, we began looking at the issue of assignment of benefit claims, and the financial strain they are putting on Florida’s homeowner’s insurance industry. As we noted, one of the big criticisms of assignment of benefits claims is that they open the door for contractors to file fraudulent claims, and ultimately can put the homeowner at risk if the insurance company and the contractor cannot resolve disagreements.
In Florida, swimming pools aren't just a luxury; they're almost a necessity. Building an in-ground pool can add significant value to your property and provide a refreshing escape.