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The Consequences of Providing Inaccurate Information on a Bid for a Public Construction Contract

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Public contracting can pose a challenge for even experienced Florida builders. There are a myriad of rules and regulations that need to be followed when dealing with a public construction project. And if you fail to follow the state’s procedures to the letter, you can quickly find yourself dealing with the legal fallout in… Read More »

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Issues Prevalent in Prefabricated Houses

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Many homeowners, including regular readers of this blog, know that newly constructed houses can nevertheless contain defects. However, even a new trend of homebuilding – prefabricated houses – which claims to be a more efficient means to construct a house, can still contain defects. When construction defects are detected, retaining the services of an… Read More »

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2019 Legislative Changes Affecting the Construction Industry

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

The construction industry in Florida is highly-regulated, partly due to problems experienced in the past. Every legislative session brings further changes, so whenever contemplating entering into a construction contract, retaining the services of an experienced construction law attorney is crucial to ensuring that the contract meets all legal requirements set forth by the legislature,… Read More »

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Even a Prior Settlement May Not Prevent a Construction Defect Lawsuit

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Nobody starts a major construction project assuming there will be defects in the work. And even when a defective construction claim arises, it is often in the best interests of all parties to settle the matter outside of court. But what happens when a settlement is later challenged by a party who alleges there… Read More »

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How Long Can You Wait Before Suing a Contractor Over a Leaky Roof in Florida?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

One of the most common construction defects is a leaky roof. In severe cases, a leak might be an indication the entire roof has failed and needs to be replaced. When this happens, the property owner may seek to hold the original roofing contractor or sub-contractor liable for damages. Four-Year Clock Starts to Run… Read More »

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Construction Defect Claims for Mold Issues

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Moving into a new house carries with it high expectations and excitement. However, some new home owners must deal with the unfortunate issue of construction defects, which temper these expectations and excitement. Instead of euphoria, the presence of a construction defect will bring up images of anger and frustration. Initially, anger is against the… Read More »

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Bonds Used in Construction Projects

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Property owners who seek either construction of or an improvement to a structure are, obviously, required to pay for the construction project. Conversely, construction companies are entitled to receive payment for their services. To protect this relationship, many property owners require the contractors to obtain a bond for their work. Doing so acts effectively… Read More »

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Important Issues to Know about Bids

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Most construction projects begin with a request for a bid, in which contractors submit a detailed summary of the services they can provide, complete with an estimate on cost and time to completion. Bid solicitors take each submitted bid under advisement, and then award the contract to the winning bid. While, in many cases,… Read More »

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Construction Defect Detection

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Moving into a newly-constructed house is a very exciting and almost every aspect about the move-in process is typically an enjoyable experience. Further, it is usually expected that, since the house is new construction, there should be very few, if any, defects. However, in reality, this is not always the case, and construction defects… Read More »

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Who Is Responsible for Defective Materials?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Hiring a contractor can be nerve-wracking. Much like going to an auto mechanic, physician, or another individual having expertise in an area about which many people know very little, dealing with a contractor can cause the same type of anxiety. Most individuals are not familiar with how construction is supposed to progress or what… Read More »

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