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Subcontractor's lien determined valid by a Florida court

Disputes can arise in construction projects all the time. Complicated projects that require a variety of subcontractors and specialties need to fit together under competent management to get a job done well and on time. If a disagreement about work or payment arises, there are a variety of legal ways to solve it.

How to avoid stressful legal situations on construction projects

Construction projects, as we all know, are extremely complicated. Millions of dollars are often at stake, tens if not hundreds of workers involved, safety concerns to be resolved and a complex set of requirements. Because of this, legally binding contracts are not just an annoying formality, but a necessity to protect everyone involved. What's more, it can be extremely stressful when you do not abide by the legal formality requirements, so it's important that you are prepared for the sake of your own convenience.

Thank you: strength in the aftermath of Harvey, Irma

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma swept across the coast with fury. The devastation they caused is obvious, upending the lives of those who live in Texas and Florida. While "ordinary" and "normal" may not be words spoken for some time, you can find moments of extraordinary human character in the uncommon.

Construction law: Understanding abbreviations and acronyms

A storm of alphabetical letters arranged in various ways assault people looking at pieces of important documentation. Construction contracts are no exception and contain a wide array of acronyms and abbreviations. Even a simple discussion with contractors can leave property owners puzzling over some of the terminology used.

What are some important considerations in construction contracts?

Arguably, the leading reason that construction problems occur is that the involved parties do not share the same expectations. This can happen even when a contract exists between the parties. Disagreements may arise because one or more parties did not understand the terms of the contract. Conflicts may also happen because the construction contract was not drafted properly and lacked clear language.

Miami passes solar panel law for new builds and some renovations

A groundbreaking new construction law proposal is now a reality for residents in South Miami who are looking to build a new home. Recently, the City Commission passed a law requiring new home builds to incorporate solar energy into their design and construction. The new law also applies to certain renovation projects as well.

Looking at some common risk allocation tools for construction contracts, P.2

Previously, we began looking at the issue of risk allocation in construction contacts and some of the tools that can be used to allocate risk between parties. We’ve already mentioned warranties and indemnification. Another possible tool for allocating risk is limitations of liability.

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