We Resolve Construction Disputes and Keep Projects on TrackProperty developers, builders, contractors, investors, and lenders understand that disagreements and disputes are a part of a construction site. Still, they also can threaten the long-term viability of a project if not resolved effectively. A Melbourne, FL Construction Disputes attorney from our firm can help you navigate through disputes. At Lacey Lyons Rezanka, we help a wide range of businesses proactively address the legal issues related to construction and similar projects. We are seasoned attorneys who combine decades of legal experience to assist clients in navigating the legal landscape. We understand on-the-ground realities that come with operating a business in Florida, and we work aggressively to help clients meet their specific goals. Construction disputes often raise several contract-related issues that are common in a variety of industries. But the law is also uniquely complex when it comes to interpreting and enforcing legal agreements related to building projects. It is important that anyone negotiating a construction contract or locked in a building contract dispute seek the advice of a seasoned construction law attorney. Lacey Lyons Rezanka will take the time to understand your specific situation and tailor a strategy to your individual needs.
Common Construction Disputes in FloridaDisputes in the construction industry are prevalent, below are common issues we see:
- Payment and collection: Prompt payment is essential to the smooth functioning of a construction project. A party to a construction contract who does not get paid on time has several legal tools to help ensure payment.
- Change orders: Circumstances often require an initial agreement to be updated or supplemented based on the need for or availability of materials and labor.
- Performance bonds: A performance bond is issued as a guarantee against the other party’s failure to meet obligations specified in the contract.
- Construction defects: Whether in the design, materials, or construction, defects can cause serious slow downs on a project and raise safety and liability issues long after the work is completed.
- Construction delays: Many construction contracts include provisions limiting the ability to seek legal remedies for delays, but those limits do not apply to situations involving fraud, interference, and other willful actions.
- Designer, architect, engineer malpractice: Certain professionals are required to use what courts call “due care” in carrying out their duties on a construction project.
- Breach of contract: A party to a construction contract that does not live up to its end of the bargain faces potential legal action for money damages and other remedies.
- Personal injury: Accidents can and do happen on construction sites. They can often lead to disputes about who is liable when a visitor, construction worker, or other person is injured.