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Can a Client Sue a Late Contractor?

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

As a contractor, you know that delays are common in the construction industry. There’s always something holding up the project. Maybe permits are taking forever to get approved. Perhaps the materials you ordered are now on backorder. Maybe there is miscommunication with the client. Or perhaps poor weather such as rain and snow is… Read More »

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Why You Shouldn’t Use Outdated Construction Contracts

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

Are you using the most current construction contracts? If you’re not sure, you better double-check because there could be dangers in using outdated contracts. A Supreme Court decision proved this. The court found an arbitration provision unenforceable when the contract stated that all claims “shall be submitted to arbitration before the Southern Arbitration and… Read More »

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What is an Act of God?

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

The construction industry can be complicated due to the processes and terminology involved. One thing that is common in construction contracts is mention of an “act of God.” An act of God typically refers to an unforeseeable event that is beyond the control of the parties involved in a construction project. Acts of God… Read More »

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Cost-Plus Contracts in Florida Construction Projects

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

Florida construction contractors know that business has been booming in recent years, and the trends look to continue according to industry experts. Statistics indicate that up to 60 percent of construction company executives forecast expansion throughout 2023. By 2024, new construction is predicted to reach $1.23 trillion. To ensure you get your piece of… Read More »

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Why You Need Legal Review For Florida Construction Contracts

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

Florida construction contractors are busy these days, but the data reveals that growth trends are likely to continue and even increase. Statistics on construction in Florida show that revenue in this market sector is projected to hit $87.32 billion in 2023. Going forward, industry experts forecast an annual growth rate of 3.47 percent in… Read More »

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5 Key Clauses In A Florida Construction Contract

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

Construction is a primary driver in the US economy, especially in Florida and Palm Beach County where it seems like multiple new developments are kicking off every week. According to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the industry comprises more than 745,000 employees with 7.6 million construction workers on staff. Construction projects total… Read More »

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Types Of Construction Contract Specifications

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

Florida construction projects are built upon contracts, as the rights and obligations of all involved parties are too important to entrust to a handshake agreement. The documentation must be as meticulous as possible to ensure the client is satisfied with the end result, so construction contracts include a specifications section that lays out the… Read More »

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Your Guide To 5 Types Of Construction Contracts In Florida

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

The last couple of years have been a wild ride for Florida construction contractors, and the coming months show no signs of slowing down. Real estate professionals report that inventory remains below demand, so residential, commercial, and industrial projects will be ramping up. Florida gained 2.7 million residents according to the 2020 census, amplifying… Read More »

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Ways A Florida Construction Lawyer Helps With Construction Contracts

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

They may not be the highlight of your day working in the Florida construction industry, but you know that contracts are an essential part of doing business. Written agreements are important for outlining the details of the project and describing the rights and responsibilities of each party. In the event of disputes or breach,… Read More »

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Answers To FAQs About Acceleration In Florida Construction Contracts

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

Knowing that time is of the essence, parties to a Florida construction contract include specifics regarding the key milestones, deadlines, completion dates, and other details involved with the project. However, statistics on overages and delays in construction projects reveal that just under one-third come within 10 percent of their established budget because of delays…. Read More »

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