Near the beginning of the movie “Glengarry Glen Ross,” a character named Blake, played by Alec Baldwin, is dressing down an underperforming sales staff at a real estate office. Blake chides the staff by telling them that the only thing in life that matters is to “get them to sign on the line which is dotted.” He is, of course, referring to potential customers. As it turns out, Blake’s company is in the business of misleading people into overpaying for parcels of land.
When renting property for a business, you as a tenant must have certain assurances. A business needs a structure that is safe and functional. To this end, landlords have a responsibility to see to it that certain aspects of a property are properly maintained.
When parties decide to enter some form of mutually beneficial venture, they may create a contract so as to have a clear and legally binding agreement. A contract can help keep a project on track and ensure that all involved receive a satisfactory outcome to their plans.
Construction defect cases can involve a number of different parties who are engaged in contractual agreements regarding the work done on a project. These parties can include homeowners, developers, contractors and subcontractors. Construction issues leading to legal complaints generally fall into one of several categories. Listed here are some of those categories along with a brief description of each.