Switch to ADA Accessible Theme
Close Menu
Florida Construction Lawyer
Schedule a Case Analysis
Quick Contact Form

Recent Blog Posts

Hurricane

PBC Reminder On Contractor Responsibility For Hurricane Preparedness & Florida Building Code Cited Language

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Please click here to read the recent notice from the Department of Planning, Zoning & Building in Palm Beach County.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
ConstLawyer

How Florida’s New “Right of Contribution” Will Affect Defective Construction Lawsuits

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Defective construction lawsuits often lead to a mad scramble among the insurance companies covering the underlying project. It is often the case that two or more insurers have a legal duty to defend against the same lawsuit. But these duties typically exist independently of one another. In other words, say a given construction project… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
ConstrContract

When Is a Construction Lien Considered “Fraudulent” Under Florida Law?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

A construction lien is an important legal tool that assists contractors in collecting money for labor, services and materials furnished directly against the owner of a project. Such liens effectively give the contractor a claim against the property itself. And in some cases, the contractor may be forced to foreclose upon the lien, thereby… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
ConstLiti

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 »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
ConstructLitig

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 »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Construction6

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 »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
DefConstr

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 »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
LeakyRoof

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 »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Mold

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 »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Construction5

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 »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn