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Contractor sued by people that are not his clients

Contractors know that there can be problems working with the public. They are probably prepared to handle the unhappy customer who points to the "satisfaction guaranteed" clause in the contract as the reason for demanding the contractor make changes. They may also be used to those who make changes halfway through the project and then balk at the additional expense. Regardless, contractors are pretty good at handling a lot of problems that arise from working with the public. Sometimes, however, unforeseen circumstances can lead a contractor to need the support of a solid legal team.

How do I know I've hired a good tradesman?

Part of any building project, whether it be new construction or a remodel, is hiring contractors and tradesmen with the skill and experience necessary to complete the project. No matter how complex or minor your project may be, as a property owner you want to know the job is done right. After all, property represents a significant investment, and the last thing homeowners want to deal with is a lengthy legal dispute after shoddy work.

What are the most common causes of construction disputes?

Nothing can put quite as costly of a stop to a construction project as a construction dispute. Whether you are a property owner, investor or contractor, understanding the most common causes of construction disputes may help you draft a more comprehensive and effective dispute resolution plan, and may also save you valuable time and money.

Using a flow down clause to resolve construction disputes

During any type of construction project, contracts and written agreements are made between owners and contractors to ensure the satisfactory completion of a project. Occasionally, contractors will sub out a portion of the work. When this arrangement is made, the responsibility of the contractor to deliver satisfactory work is extended to the sub by way of a flow down clause. A flow down clause not only incorporates the sub-contractor into the agreement between a contractor and the owner, but it also serves to outline remedies, rights and responsibilities of a contractor-subcontractor relationship.

What are some indicators your home has electrical problems?

When you purchase a new home, you have every reason to expect that you will be able to live in it safely for many years to come. And if the builders did their jobs correctly, you should have no trouble doing just that. However, if the homebuilders cut corners by using substandard materials or if the work itself was not done properly, then your home could have serious defects.

Lump-sum contracts lay out obligations up front

If you are a construction developer who is planning a project, one of the first things you must decide is whether you want to use a contractor to perform the building tasks. If you should decide to enlist the services of a contractor, then you will need to create a contract covering the terms of the project. In this post we will look at the most common type of written agreement used by developers and contractors, which is the lump-sum contract.

What are the advantages of a production home?

When it comes to having a home built from the ground up, you have two basic choices. First, go the custom home route, wherein you are able to have every single aspect of the house constructed to your own specifications. The other choice is to purchase a home that is built by a production builder.

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