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When Is “Impossibility of Performance” a Defense to a Breach of Construction Contract Claim?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Many construction contracts contain language specifying completion of the project within a certain timeframe. But as we all know, there are many factors that can make even the most generous construction schedule impossible. So when does Florida law actually recognize “impossibility of performance” as a defense to a breach of contract claim? Impossibility Is… 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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Options When a Construction Company Violates a Warranty

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Having construction work done on a property requires a lot of trust be put in the contractor. In many cases, the project is completed according to the specifications and within a reasonable time. In some cases, however, this trust is shattered when the contractor does not fulfill his/her requirements under the contract. Retaining the… Read More »

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Requirement to Build or Improve a Residence in Florida

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Deciding to build or renovate a residence is the easy part, and, in a way, so is the construction or renovation. The difficult part lies primarily in the middle of those two steps – obtaining construction permits. As anyone who dealt with any government office, interaction with a government entity can be frustrating. Regardless,… Read More »

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Filing a Complaint Against a Contractor

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

When a property owner wishes to build a new structure or renovate to an existing building, he/she must enter into a construction contract with a contractor, which, if done correctly, delineates all the rights and responsibilities of each party. Retaining the services of an experienced construction law attorney, and, especially, one with experience in… Read More »

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Issues Related to Change Orders in Construction Contracts

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Negotiating a construction contract should be done with a thorough analysis of all possible permutations, as well as the expected consequences. In cases in which construction contracts do not proceed as smoothly as expected, it is a welcome relief to have a plan for responding in the construction contract to avoid disagreement. Retaining the… Read More »

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Construction Contracts and Sureties

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Sureties are very common in construction contracts, effectively acting as an insurance policy for a first party, allowing it to seek reimbursement from a second party in the case in which a third party does not perform according to a contract. However, like insurance companies, and in an effort to avoid paying on false… Read More »

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