Construction projects can often be major endeavors. Even smaller construction jobs can involve much planning, materials, time, and labor. As such, construction projects can often lead to specific types of disputes due to the level of complexity involved. Some of these include:
For instance, a common dispute is where a construction company fails to complete a project midway through construction. This can happen for various reasons, including a shortage of materials, lack of planning, environmental conditions, or labor issues. Depending on the facts, specific parties can be held liable for losses or damages.
Construction disputes can often be unique due to the fact that new structures or additions to structures are being created. This means that once construction starts, it can be difficult to undo the construction that has already been completed. In many cases, the construction may need to be completed, especially if the dispute arose past the halfway completion point of the project.
Some common remedies in a construction dispute may include:
A common issue with many construction disputes is a lack of documentation. If you will be involved in a construction project, it’s a good idea to keep the project thoroughly documented. This may include documentation of contracts, materials, progress, and other issues. Photos and video of the construction site and progress can also help in court. These items and documents can help when it comes to proving a construction dispute in court.
Construction disputes can often involve some complex legal issues and concepts. You may need to hire a real estate lawyer if you have any issues, disputes, or conflicts involving construction projects. Your attorney can help research laws to determine your rights, and can also assist with any contracts or other documents. If you need to file a lawsuit or attend a court hearing, your lawyer can represent you in court.
Last Modified: 09-29-2014 03:23 PM PDTLaw Library Disclaimer
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