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Category Archives: Construction Law

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Who Is Responsible For Errors In Construction Plans?

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Often, things go wrong on a construction site. There are things we simply can’t control or foresee, and there are things that we can, but mistakes still happen. But sometimes, mistakes on a construction site aren’t because of how the property is built, or because of something that the contractor or builder did or… Read More »

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Trade Secrets In Your Construction Business

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Take a minute and think of all the things that you have developed through the years in your construction business. All the processes, procedures, and the “how to’s” of your business. Who are your preferred vendors? What processes do you use to get a construction process going? What agreements do you use with vendors… Read More »

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Are Any Delays Considered Excusable On A Construction Project?

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In the construction world, delays can be devastating for an owner. When construction is supposed to be finished by a certain time, and it isn’t, it can have effects on your bottom line, your ability to do business, and the amount of time you’re paying to have the construction crew at the job site…. Read More »

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Don’t Foreclose A Lien Unless You Understand Lien Priority

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One good thing about construction related work, is that you have the ability to lien property and foreclose in the event that you are not paid for the work performed. But that doesn’t mean you’ll automatically get paid, even if you did foreclose. That’s because of lien priority. What is Lien Priority? You likely… Read More »

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Construction Lien Foreclosures And Lien Priority Problems

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The ability to foreclose on mechanics and construction liens is a powerful tool in ensuring that you get paid. Most creditors can lien property, but cannot foreclose—even most court judgments can’t be foreclosed on to force payment. But construction liens can. Should You Foreclose? But before worrying about whether you can foreclose, is the… Read More »

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Dealing With Inflation In Your Construction Contracts And Bids

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Inflation hits all of us hard, and no industry is immune to the effects of rampant inflation. But there are few industries that get hit harder with inflation, than construction does. Margins are tight, profits slim, and when a product or material ends up costing more than it should, it can eat into profits,… Read More »

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What Is Time Is Of The Essence, And When Should It Be Used?

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When you agree to a contract with another party, you may assume that completion of the project or the tasks in the contract in a timely manner, are automatically required. But you may be surprised to know that timelines or expediency isn’t always something that courts consider to be as important as you consider… Read More »

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Keeping Your Construction Contracts Clear And Unambiguous

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Every good thing usually has a foil, an enemy, or some opposing force working against it. The same goes for your construction contracts. If there’s one thing that is sure to create havoc, chaos, and possibly, destruction of an otherwise good construction contract, it’s ambiguity in the terms and conditions of a contract. Ambiguity… Read More »

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Some Basics Of Leasing Construction Equipment

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The construction industry can require that you have a lot of equipment at your disposal. That equipment can be pretty expensive, and whether you are a general contractor or a subcontractor or an independent contractor, those may be expenditures that you aren’t ready or able to make. The Benefits of Leasing That’s why leasing… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Requirements For Construction And Non-Construction Businesses

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In many areas of the law, and with many areas of state regulation, the construction industry is treated a little differently than other types of businesses. This is true as well when it comes to workers compensation, and your requirement to provide or carry workers compensation for yourself and for your employees. Who in… Read More »

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