Whether you’re a California business owner in the construction industry or a private citizen or commercial management executive who is entering into a construction contract, there are a few things to keep in mind regarding disputes. Especially concerning construction defect disputes, such issues can cause substantial delays toward project completion and can also spark profitability problems and other negative circumstances. Begin thinking about construction defect issues before you sign a contract.
The California Right to Repairs Act (SB 800) is intended to protect homeowners regarding construction defect litigation on new construction. The law is in effect for private condominium or single-family homes built after 2003. SB 800 established a mandatory process for filing construction defect claims.
You do not have to handle construction litigation issues on your own
Any type of litigation can be stressful, especially when there’s a lot at stake. California law defines construction defects according to accepted standards for how a home and its components should function. If you’re preparing to file a complaint regarding a defect on new home construction, it’s helpful to meet with an experienced construction law attorney before heading to court. Such an attorney can help you determine if you have grounds for filing a claim.
At the Law Offices of John R. Lobherr, an experienced legal team is committed to helping you address all aspects of construction litigation, including defect and repair issues, as well as payment and collection matters and insurance-related issues. The old saying “time is money” is often true in the construction industry. The sooner you can find a fair solution to a construction contract dispute, the likelier you can avoid late project completion and financial loss.