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Florida construction litigation: Building defects

Buying or building a home, for many Florida residents, is considered a big accomplishment. It is not something that everyone can afford. As it is such a large investment, if any problems are found it is understandable that one may have questions about how to handle the issue. For example, construction defects are often found in new and old homes. When they are, who is responsible and is construction litigation the only way to resolve the matter?

Oak tree at the root of construction dispute

Nearly every construction project comes up against delays, complications and confusion that cause some headaches for everyone involved. This isn't limited to the contractors and commercial landowners, either. Neighbors living near a construction zone can be affected as well.

How the increased cost of Canadian lumber affects Floridians

It might not seem like lumber production would be a hot-button issue for average citizens in the U.S. However, this very issue made headlines after the Trump administration recently approved the collection of tariffs on lumber coming into the U.S. from Canada. The result is that Canadian softwood lumber, which makes up about 30 percent of residential construction lumber, will be more expensive.

In which projects are construction defects most likely to occur?

Construction defects are at the heart of many construction-related lawsuits. Disputes arise regarding whether something is a defect, who is responsible and what should be done to remedy the situation. And whether the property involved is residential or commercial, these disputes have the potential to be costly and draining for everyone involved.

Homeowners: Watch out for these 5 types of construction defects

When you are having construction done on your home, you are likely going to feel a mix of excitement and anxiety. After all, renovations, updates, expansions or improvements to your home can make it a better place to live, but these projects are often expensive and can seriously disrupt your home life.

Time isn't on your side during construction delays

After saving and dreaming, you have finally decided the time is right to begin that construction project. You may be building a new home, adding on to your existing home or constructing a separate building, such as a garage or office. Any kind of construction is disruptive, and delays can end up costing you both money and peace of mind.

Nonpayment of subcontractors can lead to construction liens

Any time a business starts, grows or moves there can be a need for some significant construction to be completed. Oftentimes, business owners hire a contractor to manage the jobs and hire subcontractors to complete the work so that they can remain focused on operating their business.

Construction developers and types of contracts

Construction projects can be handled by both owners and private contractors. They are also called construction developers. Developers have certain responsibilities that must be fulfilled to ensure the project is successful. Failure to follow the correct protocol might lead to complications and delays in the project.

All types of construction defects can cause serious problems

Defects in construction might lead to catastrophic consequences. This could result in hefty litigation for those involved in the construction process. Problems with designing, planning, construction or supervision can be classified as defects in cases where the structure is not built according to the required standard. All the work should be done in a professional manner to make sure the outcome is reasonable. There are four basic types of construction defects: design deficiencies, material deficiencies, construction deficiencies and subsurface deficiencies.

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