The building industry is a primary source of income for millions of people in California and throughout the United States. From commercial properties to private homes, it is logical to assume that somewhere in this state or elsewhere across the country, something is being built on a daily basis. Contracts for such work can be complex. If a construction dispute arises, it may delay or impede project completion altogether.
Having said that, it is always best to ask someone who is well-versed in California construction laws to thoroughly review a contract before signing it. Doing so can help prevent complications and disputes from arising down the line. It is also the best means a company has for protecting its interests, especially if a client fails to uphold his or her end of the agreement.
These issues are often a central focus in construction litigation
Any number of things can go wrong when a construction project is underway. The following list shows the most common types of issues that tend to spark construction disputes:
- A client’s failure to make payments for a job completed
- Insurance issues
- Claims of defective work
- Failure to uphold terms of agreement
- Change of order specifications
- Project delays
As a construction business owner, you have a right to collect payment on time for the work your crews have completed in accordance with signed agreements. If a dispute arises, it’s best to try to resolve it as swiftly and amicably as possible.
Do not hesitate to reach out for legal support
If a construction dispute is causing you stress or is negatively affecting your company’s reputation in your community, it’s understandable that you’d want to find a solution to the problem as quickly as possible. By requesting a meeting with the California Law Offices of John R. Lobherr, you can obtain guidance from an attorney with extensive arbitration, mediation and litigation experience. Being proactive in seeking a fair solution is often the first step toward a positive outcome.