Change orders are every contractor's nightmare. While some can be easily resolved, others end up throwing both parties into battle over the associated costs and delays.
A defective work claim is one of the most common sources of conflict during construction. Property owners are understandably upset when they find out that their new home suffers from a serious construction defect that is going to be expensive -- if not impossible -- to fix.
A mechanic's lien is essentially a tool used in debt collection by contractors and subcontractors when the bills for a construction project have gone unpaid.
A lot of disputes with contractors start out small. They end up turning into something big because people aren't sure how to handle the issue. They'll either delay talking to the contractor (which can give a relatively minor problem time to morph into a really huge problem) or approach the contractor in a way that creates unnecessary hostility.
Hiring a contractor is a little bit stressful for most people. You don't usually do it often enough to effectively judge whether someone you're about to hire is good or bad at the job.
Things seldom go entirely as planned in any construction project, which is why change orders were invented. However, there are limits to what's reasonable and expected.
Construction disputes can come from all directions.
While Florida's medical marijuana industry is just getting into gear, it's important for construction business owners to understand how the legalization of the drug can affect the industry and its relationship with employees.
Most people expect their contractors to know what they're doing and to deliver on their promises. When that doesn't happen, it's easy to end up in a lawsuit over a construction defect. If that's a possibility for you right now, there are some basics that you should know:
A Florida man working as an unlicensed contractor faked his own death -- just to avoid a lawsuit.