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Influence of the Slavin Doctrine on Contractor and Designer Liability

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

A contractor, or a designer, who agrees to design or construct an edifice for another also expressly or impliedly warrants to design or build the edifice with a degree of quality, effectively ensuring that the final product will be operable for the purpose which it was built, with no defects. If defects become apparent,… Read More »

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What Counts as an “Action” in Construction Defect Cases?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

In an effort to reduce unnecessary and frivolous litigation, ensuring that only legitimate construction defect claims proceed to trial, the Florida Legislature enacted a law that requires each construction defect matter to go through a pre-suit procedure. Retaining the services of an experienced construction defect attorney, with specific knowledge of the Florida Law relating… Read More »

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Who is Liable for Specific Construction Defects?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Moving into a new house is an exciting time for the homeowner. From deciding on paint colors and carpet textures, homeowners usually make many decisions to customize their new homes to their particular tastes. In some cases, homeowners may be able to make various decisions on the construction of the house. Since many homeowners… Read More »

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Ensuring Your Contractor is Licensed

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Engaging a contractor is not as simple as it may seem. Although contractors, in an attempt to make things appear simple, will provide a property owner, with a standard construction contract, most of these are written in terms that favor the contractor. Before signing, it is imperative to retain the services of an experienced… Read More »

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Triggering a Construction Defect Insurance Claim

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

When a property owner, developer, or association discovers a construction defect in a particular project, the first step typically taken is to notify the general contractor of the defect. Once this occurs, the general contractor will usually notify any subcontractors that worked on the specific area containing the defect, while also informing its commercial… Read More »

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Types of Legal Claims for Construction Defects

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Owning a house or a building typically produces a sense of accomplishment that one’s hard work and struggle has come to fruition in the form of ownership of real property, something much more difficult to attain elsewhere. Having a structure built to the owner’s specifications provides an additional sense of accomplishment. In the majority… Read More »

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Defending the Interests of General Contractors in Tallahassee

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Being a general contractor in demand is a good thing.  It means that the high quality of a general contractor’s work has been established, and his/her reputation is among the best in the industry. Part of ensuring the ability to grow and sustain a successful general contractor business is having the right advocates collaborating… Read More »

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Terminating A Construction Contract

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Agreeing to the terms of a construction contract brings with it rights as well as responsibilities. Each party has something to do, and each party must provide something to the other party as well. As is usual, when the contract is signed, there is no indication that anything negative will happen. In fact, the… Read More »

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Knowing When to Execute a Construction Lien

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Construction projects proceed reasonably smoothly.  Typically, the contractor acts in a coordinating role, ensuring that each step of the project begins as the previous step is completed to minimize delay and inefficiency.  Each party involved has a role in the project – from subcontractors who must work efficiently in their specialty when called upon,… Read More »

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Attorney Adam Linkhorst On The PAC Committee Interviewing Local Candidates

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

On Monday, August 6, the AGC FEC PAC, chaired by Bob Schafer (Ranger Construction Industries), with Don Sharkey (Treasurer, Current Connections), AGC FEC CEO Michelle Anaya DePotter (Deputy Treasurer) and members Jackie Cooper (Cooper Construction Management & Consulting), Craig Elmore (Hardrives), Ken Geremia, Jr. (Gerelco Electrical Contractors), Scott Johnson (Johnson-Davis) and Adam Linkhorst (Linkhorst… Read More »

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