Lawsuits Involving Construction Projects Including Defects, Quality Concerns, Poor Work, among other legal issuesPage last modified: October 05 2022
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United Legal Services Handles Repair or Renovation Cases That Allege Defects In Workmanship.
Understanding the Common Legal Disputes That Involve Contractors Including Failure of Payment or Failure to Perform
The disputes between a property owner and those hired to perform project work, whether as construction or renovation or maintenance projects, frequently end up in court. In some courts, such as the Small Claims Court, with a $35,000 limit per Plaintiff, defective workmanship cases are among some of the most commonly occurring cases. Allegations often include defective work or incomplete work.
Construction Law Cases Include:
Involves poor work or alleged failure to perform.
Includes resulting interior water damage.
Involves design/install and maintenance issues.
Involves failures resulting in water damage.
Includes defects by unlicensed contractors.
Involves allegations of faulty tree work.
Construction law cases can be very challenging to litigate due to the extent of laws involves as well as the extent of evidence usually involved and the need for independent witnesses to inspect and provide expert reports as to what constitutes as proper workmanship and thus whether the trade standards or the contractual specifications for the project were met, valuation of the portion of work properly completed, among other things; and accordingly, even the seasoned legal professional may find construction law cases as burdensome to litigate. Disputes involving construction or renovation projects are often additionally troublesome as contractors and property owners alike will frequently begin a lawsuit without first obtaining proper legal advice.
Furthermore, lawsuits involving construction or renovation projects commonly include legal issues that go beyond allegations of poor quality of work and also include legal issues such as quantum meruit disputes over the value of partially completed work, consumer rights concerns, mitigation requirements, and much more.
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