Whether you are a property owner or a commercial contractor, a construction dispute may lead to significant financial losses for you. Homeowners and commercial property owners who only later discover a construction or design defect may be left facing thousands of dollars in damages, especially if the defect led to leaks, water damage, mold growth or foundation issues. For contractors, a construction dispute may mean a loss of expected income from a job for which a contract is in place.
Performance issues, breaches of warranty and defects may negatively impact the largest investment you may ever make. Allegations of breaches of contract may lead a company to lose not only money from the job but may also significantly impact future business due to a damaged reputation. In either case, it is important for you to take steps as soon as possible to correct the situation and handle the dispute.
In some cases, it is possible for the two sides to reach a satisfactory resolution to a construction dispute through alternative dispute resolution. In other cases, the breach or defects may be severe enough to warrant litigation. No matter what, it will be important for you to gather all of the needed documentation and evidence needed to support your interests in order to prove your case.
At our law firm, a large part of our real estate law section is devoted to construction law litigation and disputes. Representing both commercial clients and individual owners, we strive to protect our clients’ interests in all of their construction dispute cases. Real estate law is a complex area, and we understand that many people, including you, may have additional questions regarding the possible actions that may be available. If you need more information, you may want to review our page on construction defects.