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Florida’s Building Permit Laws

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Permit Required According to the Florida Building Code, a building permit is required for any instance where a building is being erected or altered. Therefore, a permit is required if the owner of the property plans to construct, enlarge, repair, move, demolish, change occupancy or structure of the building. The list of when a… Read More »

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Common Disputes in Commercial Transactions

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Commercial transactions are always fraught with much risk and danger. Given the amount of money and the parties involved in commercial transactions, that area of business contracting can be rather complex, making it a hotbed for disputes. Disputes can occur before a transaction is final, during the performance of the contract or after the… Read More »

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Construction Dispute Resolution vs. Construction Litigation

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In multiple entries on our blog, we have addressed best practices as it pertains to construction delays and contract disputes. Much of the focus is usually on how to avoid scenarios that may end in litigation or a dispute resolution process. Here, we discuss the scenario where a contractor or an owner has identified… Read More »

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What to Do When a Lien is Recorded Upon Your Property in Florida

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Assume for a moment that you are the owner of a residence that recently had some renovations completed and one day you discover that a lien has been recorded upon your property. Or, alternatively, you are a general contractor and are required to indemnify the owner for any construction liens recorded against the project,… Read More »

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Bid Protests: Challenging a Construction Bid Award

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In the world of large-scale construction projects, the construction bidding process has legal factors that can dictate the contractor that ends up getting the job. The life cycle of the bidding process is usually seen as an administrative one. The legal aspect does not arise until something goes awry with the processing of bids…. Read More »

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Navigating Florida’s Roofing Laws

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What is Roofing Law? Roofing law has become a specialized area of construction law given the uniqueness of the legal issues arising in the area. Many states, including Florida, have laws governing contractors involved in roofing work. These laws are found in the state’s building codes and they are enacted to ensure that all… Read More »

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How Title III of the ADA Affects Your Business

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From ramps to wide automatic doors and large bathroom stalls, these accessibility elements are all part of the mandate requiring certain businesses to comply with construction standards with the goal of serving persons with disabilities. These accessibility standards apply to certain businesses that are frequented by the public at large. The accommodation rules are… Read More »

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Whatever, Your Construction Contract is Soo 2007! An Overview of the Substantive Changes in the 2017 AIA-A201

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For over one hundred years, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have been publishing construction documents that are used from coast to coast in the United States and are among the most popular and consistently utilized throughout the construction industry. The AIA issues amendments to their construction documents every ten years; the most recent… Read More »

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Construction Projects and the Enforcement of HOA Rules

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If you live in a suburban neighborhood, you have most likely interacted in one way or another with your Homeowners’ Association (HOA). These organizations are created under the housing deeds signed by homebuyers. HOA enacts rules that govern certain aspects of how the neighborhood operates and they also enforce existing restrictions, covenants and regulations…. Read More »

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Construction Delays: Consider These Strategies

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A construction delay is a feared concept in the realm of construction work, however; delays are mostly unavoidable. A construction delay can create a costly situation for all parties involved. Having to spend more money on sub-contractors, services, and insurance makes for a complicated dynamic and raises the possibility of conflict. A lengthier timeline… Read More »

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