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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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Options When an Owner Causes Construction Delays

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

As the adage goes, time is money. This certainly holds true in construction projects, where delays can pose not only a time issue, but significant financial expenditure as well. If managed properly, construction projects are similar to a well-oiled machine, but delays are often seen as a common occurrence in this work. Common delays… Read More »

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When Are Contractors Entitled to Disruption Damages?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

For a contractor, commencing a construction project provides multiple rewards. In addition to collecting payment for the project, upon completion, the contractor will also have something that it can point to and say “That’s something we did” should another property owner ask. In essence, each construction project becomes a contractor’s calling card. As a… Read More »

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Concurrent Delay in Construction Contract Disputes

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Construction delays, while not inevitable, are not totally uncommon. Weather issues, for example, can cause many construction projects to be delayed for an unspecified period of time. Unfortunately, whatever the cause of the delay, since work must be stopped, there is a cost – not just financial, but also in the fact that the… Read More »

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Proving Delay Claims

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

One of the most important, but difficult, tasks of a general contractor is to ensure that every aspect of a construction project runs on schedule. An experienced general contractor understands that the more efficient a construction project progresses, the less chance there will be for complaints by the property owner, and the greater chance… Read More »

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