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Monthly Archives: September 2021


Change Orders: Inevitable…But Also, Sometimes Avoidable

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Of everything that can happen during a construction project, one thing that causes the most conflict, and which leads to litigation most frequently, are change orders. The best advice to avoid the problem is to avoid change orders at all, but that’s like saying to avoid being cold in the winter; change orders are… Read More »

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The Basics Of Construction Law Indemnity Contracts

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Indemnification clauses: You see them in almost every construction law contract, and the word “indemnity” seems to arise in a number of legal areas. But what does indemnity mean? How does an indemnification clause affect your construction contract? What is Indemnity? Indemnification simply means that someone assumes responsibility for being liable for another party’s… Read More »

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Materialman And Construction Lien Basics

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As the name implies, a materialman is anybody that supplies construction materials to any company, contractor or subcontractor, on a construction site. As defined in the law, a materialman does not actually do any of the installation of whatever is supplied. Just like anybody in the long line of companies that provide services and… Read More »

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There Is A Private Right To Sue For Building Code Violations

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Anybody in the construction industry likely knows that whenever you complete a project, you must comply with the Florida building code. You may have also already known that if you don’t the state can levy fines or other penalties. But did you know that there is a private right of action—that is, that the… Read More »

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Can You Lien Marital Property When Only One Spouse Signs A Construction Contract?

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Florida has very strong laws that protect property that is owned by a married couple, jointly. That’s called tenancy by the entireties (TBE), and as a general rule, a creditor cannot collect, levy on, or take, assets or property that are owned by a couple, to collect on debt that is owed by one… Read More »

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