In April 2013, Williams Island Property Owners Association filed a lawsuit against the city of Aventura, Florida, Gary Cohen and Prive Developers LLC, which is a partnership between BH3 and Cohen. The lawsuit was to halt any new development on a two-tower condominium (The Privé at Island Estates) in Aventura.
When construction of a new home, condominium, business structure or remodeling takes place, there is usually more than one construction crew involved. There may be architects, builders, painters, roofers, electricians, plumbers and many other contractors on the payroll.
Workers' compensation immunity benefits companies who have lawfully retained workers' compensation insurance by preventing them from being subjected to separate lawsuits in the event an employee is injured while on the job. This is especially important in the construction industry, where accidents on the job are more prone to happen than in many other industries.
When a construction project is not managed down to every detail, disputes can easily arise. This is because every construction project is bound to run into unexpected circumstances. This could be a delay in the delivery of the materials, unexpected sick leave of a worker or a change in the demands of a client. Therefore, paperwork and contracts that are written out at the beginning should account for who is liable in every imaginable circumstance.
As a construction manager or a contractor, you rely on the timely and high-quality supply of goods that you ordered. If there is a delay of materials, then you will likely be struggling to meet the deadline of the project. This can lead to a whole host of problems for you, including a loss of real income, as well as a bad reputation among clients. So what can you do to prevent problems with suppliers, and what can you do when suppliers fail you?
Construction is one of the biggest drivers of Florida's burgeoning economy. From high-rise projects towering above Miami to new developments on the fringes of Orlando suburbs. Space for construction is at a premium in the state, and both owners and builders must be aware of the numerous laws that governs their actions.
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.