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Construction Law Archives

Florida appeals courts disagree on assignment of benefits

Two Florida appellate courts are contradicting each other on a matter important to not only the state's construction industry, but the insurance industry as well. The courts have come to conflicting decisions on whether insurance companies can require policyholders to seek mortgagees' consent for assignment of benefits (AOB).

How government construction projects compare to private sector: 8 key differences

Construction projects involving local governments can be minefields. It's an entirely different ballgame than the private sector. When it comes to successfully navigating these contracts, understanding the differences is key.

Getting the job done right: Attorney Alan Tannenbaum weighs in

For community associations, repair projects present big risks. Poorly drafted contracts can leave associations with little leverage. Shoddy work can result in more problems - and more expenses - down the road. Associations have an imperative to ensure that owners don't get taken advantage of by unscrupulous contractors.

When HOA/COA maintenance workers become unlicensed contractors

Ongoing maintenance work in large condo or home communities can be a full-time job. Many homeowners associations (HOAs) and condominium owners associations (COAs) have a full-time maintenance worker on staff. That person typically acts as a "handyman," responsible for repairs and upkeep of communal property.