The purchase of a newly constructed home should be a joyful experience in which you realize the dream of a house you planned and saved for. In most instance, this results in an excited move-in, and a happy ending where you and your family live comfortably in your home for many years to come. But sadly, for some, this is not the case. Instead, these homeowners find that their home has defects, issues and/or dangerous construction problems. When this happens, it's time to turn to the law to help you reclaim your dream.
As a contractor, you are understandably concerned with being paid for your work and receiving this payment in a timely manner. Because of this, you should be aware of pay if paid or pay when paid clauses in your construction contracts. This language allows general contractors to shift the risk of non-payment by the client to you, the subcontractor.
If recent data is any indication, 2015 is on track to be a better year for those in the Phoenix area construction industry than 2014. Local data shows that construction is on the rise and more builders are requesting building permits.
A construction defect is an imperfection in a homeowner's property that reduces the value of the property. Construction defects encompass a wide variety of faults and may include a failure to properly design, plan, inspect or construct a structure. Arizona property owners who find themselves involved in a construction dispute over such imperfections may wish to have a better understanding of what a construction defect entails.
In Avondale and across the state, those who are involved in the construction industry will have a great deal to worry about when it comes to moving forward with a construction transaction. It's not a simple matter of deciding what the customer wants built nor is it a case in which a construction company will be able to deftly dance through the various issues that arise when dealing in such a nuanced, difficult industry. Having legal assistance is imperative to achieving one's ends.
In Arizona, when there is a construction contract between two parties, there are times when disagreements will arise. One of the reasons that consumers and businesses are advised to deal with licensed contractors is that there is a way to settle a construction dispute without having to go to court. With the Registrar of Contractors (ROC), a complaint can be filed in an attempt to settle the disagreement.
Commercial developers often breathe a sigh of relief when property is successfully purchased. Yet, this is often just one of the many steps that must be completed in order to build profitable businesses and residences. In far too many instances, construction disputes arise that threaten to leave a commercial developer with a delay and lost profits. Conversely, developers who fail to make on time payments to a builder or a material supplier may cause the construction company to lose money and time and might even damage its reputation.