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What is Construction Defects Law

What is Construction Defects Law? One of the most long-term and expensive investments the majority of people will make in a lifetime is buying a home. Therefore, it’s essential that you know when to seek out legal action for construction defects. Unfortunately, construction defects are not uncommon, as building a house is a massive project [...]

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Types of Construction Defects

Types of Construction Defects Confused about construction defects? The following guide will run you through the various types, common problems, and whether you need to seek legal counsel. A construction defect can result from flaws in the product itself, how something is installed, designed, maintained, or operated. Some construction defects can be seen immediately, such [...]

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Housing and Construction Defects Law

Housing and Construction Defects Law Purchasing a new home is usually the costliest long-term investment a person will make during their lifetime. Therefore, it’s vital that you know when you can seek out legal action for construction defects. The most positive outcome when you encounter a problem would be just to contact the contractor or [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:29:18+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Construction Defects|Comments Off on Housing and Construction Defects Law

CUSTOM HOME BUILDING – STRICTLY ADHERE TO THE CHANGE ORDER PROCEDURE

CUSTOM HOME BUILDING - PART 7 STRICTLY ADHERE TO THE CHANGE ORDER PROCEDURE Most construction contracts indicate that if a change occurs after the initial contract is signed the owner and contractor will sign a written change order documenting the type of change and the amount of increase or decrease in the contract price associated [...]

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Construction defect laws FAQ

Construction defect laws FAQ We often find that people are a little confused when it comes to construction defect laws. The common feeling amongst our clients is that everything reads like small print; in other words, confusion abound. The following FAQ seeks to add a little clarity to some of your most common questions. What [...]

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Understand What Your Allowance Budgets Mean

Typically in a custom home project there will be "allowance" items, which usually are budgetary amounts that are preset for certain selection items such as flooring, plumbing fixtures, appliances and the like. For instance, if a builder quotes a $600,000.00 fixed price contract amount to construct your home, and you have a $40,000.00 allowance budget [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:29:18+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Construction Defects|Comments Off on Understand What Your Allowance Budgets Mean

Custom Homebuilding – Part 4

Be Wary of a Builder-Driven Choice of Construction Lender Many of you that are contemplating building a custom home will likely end up borrowing money from a construction lender to finance the construction. The construction draws that the lender provides generally fuel the construction. Some builders may attempt to steer you to a builder-friendly lender [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:29:18+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Construction Defects|Comments Off on Custom Homebuilding – Part 4

Custom Homebuilding – Part 3

Minimize the number of owner-hired contractors Sometimes owners want to hire some of the contractors directly. Generally in my opinion the fewer owner-hired contractors the better since if problems arise the builder may attempt to blame these contractors, and contend that the builder is not responsible for their work. Similarly, when an owner hires a [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:29:18+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Construction Defects|Comments Off on Custom Homebuilding – Part 3

Custom Homebuilding – Part 2

Consider hiring your own stage inspector(s). You may have little protection from lender-driven and governmental (i.e. permitting) inspections. The lender's inspector most probably will not be conducting quality control inspections, and instead most probably will be looking primarily at the stage of completion in relation to the amount of the draw requested. Further, many loan [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:29:18+00:00 August 20th, 2015|Construction Defects|Comments Off on Custom Homebuilding – Part 2

Minimizing the chance that your “dream” custom home doesn’t turn into a “nightmare” – Part 1

Many of you may be considering building your dream custom home. I have represented many individuals that unfortunately have had difficulty with this process. I will be providing information on a continuing blog basis concerning issues that may arise with respect to the construction of your custom home to minimize the chance that your dream [...]

By | 2017-11-07T10:29:18+00:00 July 5th, 2015|Construction Defects|Comments Off on Minimizing the chance that your “dream” custom home doesn’t turn into a “nightmare” – Part 1