Did you hire someone to do some construction for your company but you have not yet gotten the results you expected? Did someone you were in business with on a construction project not hold up their end of the bargain in some way? It may be possible to take legal action to address this situation, but you will need an pro who understands construction litigation. Here are some of the different scenarios where hiring an attorney with expertise in this area might be beneficial to your company.
The Builder Used Defective Materials
Was a finished project handed over to your company but now you notice that some of the materials used in construction are not what you ordered or the materials are not holding up due to some type of flaw? If the builder does not address the defective materials they used during the project, you might have a claim that they did not act in good faith and you may be able to proceed with legal action.
The Builder Provided Defective Workmanship
Is there a noticeable defect or issue with your finished building and an investigation has revealed it is due to poor workmanship? A construction company that provides poor work should make things right and offer to make a repair. Failure to provide professional-grade workmanship could be seen as a breach of contract, again giving you the option to pursue legal action.
Dispute Over Payment
Did you and the construction firm agree to a set price in the beginning but things have since gotten out of hand? If the project is now over budget and you can make the argument that the construction firm was careless with materials or otherwise irresponsible, leading to additional costs, you may be able to ask the construction firm to bear some of these costs. If they refuse, you could take the dispute to court.
Failure to Meet Contractual Obligations
A construction project should always have an ironclad contract in place between the builder and the owner of the new structure that is being built. Provided you have such a contract in place, enforcing the contract should be fairly straightforward. But if the construction firm is not holding up its end of the contractual obligations, it might take the threat of legal action to address the issue.
Damage to Existing Property
Is the builder putting up a new structure on property you own but the new construction caused damage to an existing structure or some other part of your property? If the construction company does not cover the damages, you might need an attorney to assist you.Share
4 May 2023