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Monthly Archives: November 2018

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Influence of the Slavin Doctrine on Contractor and Designer Liability

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

A contractor, or a designer, who agrees to design or construct an edifice for another also expressly or impliedly warrants to design or build the edifice with a degree of quality, effectively ensuring that the final product will be operable for the purpose which it was built, with no defects. If defects become apparent,… Read More »

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What Counts as an “Action” in Construction Defect Cases?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

In an effort to reduce unnecessary and frivolous litigation, ensuring that only legitimate construction defect claims proceed to trial, the Florida Legislature enacted a law that requires each construction defect matter to go through a pre-suit procedure. Retaining the services of an experienced construction defect attorney, with specific knowledge of the Florida Law relating… Read More »

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Who is Liable for Specific Construction Defects?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Moving into a new house is an exciting time for the homeowner. From deciding on paint colors and carpet textures, homeowners usually make many decisions to customize their new homes to their particular tastes. In some cases, homeowners may be able to make various decisions on the construction of the house. Since many homeowners… Read More »

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Ensuring Your Contractor is Licensed

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Engaging a contractor is not as simple as it may seem. Although contractors, in an attempt to make things appear simple, will provide a property owner, with a standard construction contract, most of these are written in terms that favor the contractor. Before signing, it is imperative to retain the services of an experienced… Read More »

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