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

By Sweeney Law, PA |

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 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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Notice of Commencement: The Time Machine that Allows Lienors to Have Their Liens Relate Back to a Prior Time

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Florida’s Notice of Commencement is a critical document that governs and controls the priority of lien rights on private construction projects. One of my favorite trilogy films of all time is Back to the Future, my inner child is still hopeful that a time machine will one day be created. What is so amazing… Read More »

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A Look at Florida’s Construction Defects Statute

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Construction Defects Happen Construction defects are germane to the building industry. Defects can arise from bad workmanship, manufacturer defects within the components or they can even arise from the builder choosing incompatible parts. Due to the specialized nature of construction work, what seems like a minor detail can grow to have a huge impact… Read More »

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The Severe Penalties for Unlicensed Contracting in Florida

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Driving around south Florida, one will undoubtedly see a vast array of construction projects. From new single family home divisions to the cranes hovering over downtown Miami and Fort Lauderdale. With this significant increase in building, unlicensed contracting continues to be a problem in Florida. Chapter 489, Florida Statutes, regulates the “construction industry” in… Read More »

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Guarding Florida Landlords from Contractor Liens: The Benefits of § 713.10, Florida Statutes

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In most commercial leases, the tenant will need to undertake and make certain improvements to the leased premises. In some instances, the commercial space will be raw and will require a complete build-out, in others the tenant may only need to make minor improvements to the leased premises to fit for its intended use…. Read More »

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Do You Understand the Termination Provisions in Your Construction Contract?

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There are boilerplate termination clauses that are commonplace in construction contracts permitting the property owner or the contractor to get out of an agreement based on a limited set of circumstances. Knowing the mechanics of how each type of termination provision works will aide parties if termination must occur. For Cause, For Convenience, and… Read More »

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Hiring a Contractor? Perform These Simple Checks to Minimize Legal Mishaps

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As a property owner, you will, at one time or another, have the need to hire a contractor. Small projects are easily accomplished during a day’s visit and require little time investment. However, if you intend on starting a larger project that will involve weeks or months of tearing and building, it is imperative… Read More »

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