Posts tagged "Construction Litigation"

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.

What are the first steps in choosing a homebuilder?

Moving into a home built to your specifications could be one of the most exciting events of your life. A custom-built house can be both a home and a personal expression. But there are many steps to take even before the first shovel breaks ground on the home's location. And one of these steps is choosing the right builder to get the job done.

Construction defects can offset benefits of homeownership

One of the many perks of working hard and making a good living is the ability to purchase a new home. In addition to being your own personal domain, a house can be an important financial investment. In this post, we will look at some of the benefits afforded by homeownership.

Developers need their contractors to stick to game plan

Often the most important decisions a football coach makes involve which players will make the team and play in the games. A team simply cannot win without good players. Being a real estate developer is similar to being a coach in that it is important to select a team of good contractors in order to successfully complete your project.

Florida condos found to have serious construction defects

Florida is a beautiful state in which to live. Perhaps this is why people are often willing to pay premium prices for homes here. But when you put your hard earned money into a place to live, you expect that it will be a comfortable, secure and safe dwelling. If your home turns out to be rife with construction defects, you could find yourself facing extreme economic hardships.

What are some key elements of a home renovation contract?

When looking to make upgrades to your home, you may enlist the services of a contractor. Before beginning a large-scale renovation, you will want to get the terms of the construction done down in writing. Well before the first nail is driven, you will have a lot of details to get clarified.

Mold due to construction defects can cause health issues

When you have a new home or other structures built, you want to closely examine the results to make sure there are no construction defects. Construction defects can range from those that are primarily aesthetic, to those that are extremely hazardous. Scratched floor tiling is unfortunate and should be fixed, but faulty wiring could cause a deadly fire.

Townhouse construction stopped in dispute over historic cemetery

In Florida, land for development is selling at a premium these days. Developers can reap tremendous financial rewards from a successfully executed real estate project. But they must also put up a great deal of capital in order to bring their plans to fruition. This means it is critical for everything to go as planned once construction commences. Should a construction project be halted due to a dispute, large sums of money could be lost.