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Posts tagged "Construction Defects"

How to choose the right contractor in Florida

When you choose a contractor to do construction work on your home, you need to be able to trust that they will get the job done well. Many people's livelihoods are ruined by construction defects that not only cost thousands of dollars, but also lead to a devaluation of their home. Here are some tips to ensure that you make the best possible choices for you and your home.

Dealing with cosmetic construction defects in new builds

When you have a new home built for your family, you may have a picture in your mind of exactly how you expect your home to look. By idealizing the project, you may feel disappointed when you see the finished product. Perhaps your builder did not install the exact faucet you asked for or maybe a door is hanging in an uneven manner.

Water leakage: Construction defects that can destroy your project

Keeping water out of a structure is arguably the most important element of construction. This is so while a structure is being built and after the project has concluded. Construction defects that enable moisture to seep into a building can destroy the entire project, especially if the defects are not noticed or go unaddressed for a long time.

New condos are especially prone to construction defects

New condominiums are appealing to buyers for many reasons. They have the fresh sparkle of a never-been-lived-in home, but without the maintenance, yard work and landscaping responsibilities that come with a single-family home. They often include attractive amenities like pools, fitness centers and common areas. They provide the opportunity to participate in a community that has been built from the ground up. And, one would think, they're free from the costly repairs that often plague older homes.

Insurance coverage of construction defect-related damages not always straightforward matter

Recently, we discussed on this blog the topic of Assignment of Benefits agreements, and some of the things contractors need to keep in mind when entering into these agreements to ensure they have reasonable prospects of recovering costs incurred in home repairs. A recent Florida insurance dispute finally settled by the Florida Supreme Court highlights the type of issues that can come up in insurance disputes.

Construction defects, questionable ethics plague hi-rise project

Despite the fact that a major downtown project is 70 percent complete, the Tampa Housing Authority fired the contractor of a $26 million apartment building. The THA claimed the project was bogged down with inadequate management and construction defects. The Florida contractor also pleaded guilty to fraud in a public housing kickback scheme. With the dismissal of the construction company, the project came to a halt.

Claim: Miami Beach cultural center condo unit riddled with construction defects, P.1

We have previously written on this blog on the issue of construction defects, particularly defects involving condominium units. As we’ve noted, condo defects are not an uncommon occurrence, and can be a pain to deal with, particularly when the developer or seller fails to disclose defects as required by law.

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