Construction disputes can cause major work delays and drastic financial losses. Anyone involved in the construction industry, including general contractors, subcontractors, tradespeople, and supply houses, can find themselves in a construction dispute. The disputes themselves can range from breaches of contract to poor workmanship.
Construction disputes are often complex and involve multiple parties with different perspectives. If you are a general contractor, sub-contractor, property owner, or other party involved in a construction dispute, work with a lawyer who can advocate for your best interests. A Gainesville construction litigation lawyer with Bogin, Munns & Munns may be able to help you resolve your dispute.
Types of Construction Disputes
Because construction projects are so complex, problems can arise in many areas. Your lawyer can help intervene to prevent small problems from escalating, resolve urgent legal matters, and pursue a favorable outcome. We can help from the planning stage to litigation of construction defects and other disputes.
Some of the common types of construction matters include:
Design Errors and Omissions
Design errors can require a correction or replacement after construction is complete. Design omissions occur when the designs or specifications leave out a component that is required to successfully complete construction or meet building code. Both errors and omissions add to construction costs.
Each step in the construction process relies on the successful completion of multiple other steps, including physical construction, permitting, payments, and more. A change in any one part of the schedule can cause costly delays, which may lead to scheduling disputes between the property owner, general contractor, and sub-contractors.
At a construction site, even a short delay can be expensive. Some delays, such as weather delays, are inevitable, but others result from actions by a party involved in the construction process. If the site owner or developer delays construction, the contractor may choose to file a delay claim. A delay claim may provide the contractor with extra time to complete the project or financial compensation for losses caused by the delay.
Your lawyer can help you file a delay claim if construction becomes delayed because of:
- Defective site plans
- A change in orders
- Delayed permits or approvals
- Restricted access to the construction site
- Unexpected conditions at the construction site
Property Line Disputes
Disputes over property lines can delay construction or cause serious problems after construction is complete. Our lawyers may research property titles, past sales, county records, and more to resolve property line disputes. We can settle some cases out of court while others may require litigation.
Several parties, including contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, equipment lessors, laborers, architects, engineers, and surveyors, can file a mechanic’s lien if the owner does not pay on time.
Per Florida Statutes § 713.08, the deadline for filing a mechanic’s lien is 90 days from the last day of furnishing labor or supplies to the project. The deadline for serving the lien to the owner is 15 days after filing it. Our construction litigation attorneys can help you meet these and other deadlines.
Defects in the design, materials, or workmanship can jeopardize the structure’s integrity. The losses caused by construction defects may be grounds to seek financial compensation. Our Gainesville construction litigation lawyers can help determine which party is responsible for the defects.
Contract and Payment Disputes
Our firm can assist parties on either side of contract and payment disputes. In some cases, property owners refuse to pay their contractors or suppliers the agreed-upon price. Other times, contractors demand excessive payment to carry on with the work. In either case, these disputes can have serious repercussions.
To consult with an experienced construction litigation lawyer serving Gainesville, call 855-780-9986
Comprehensive Construction Litigation Representation in Gainesville
Our construction litigation lawyers represent property owners as well as general contractors and sub-contractors in Gainesville.
We can help at any stage, from pre-contract disputes to work stoppages to post-construction issues. While we strive to resolve differences between parties without going to court, in some cases, litigating the case in court is the best option.
- We will ensure that you meet important legal deadlines throughout this process.
- Your attorney will relieve you of the burden of legal disputes and litigation so you can focus on running your business.
- Our firm helps you manage the paperwork required in your case.
- Your lawyer will answer all your questions and be sure you understand your legal options.
- We represent you at every stage of litigation.
Our firm offers local representation, and we have offices throughout central Florida, including in Gainesville:
2700 NW 43rd St, Suite C
Gainesville, Florida 32606
Gainesville Construction Litigation Lawyer Near Me 855-780-9986
Bogin, Munns & Munns Can Help With Your Construction Litigation Case
At Bogin, Munns & Munns, we advocate for our clients’ rights in a variety of legal situations. While we can never guarantee a result, we can always strive to deliver comprehensive and professional service.
Whether you are a property owner, general contractor, or sub-contractor in Gainesville, we can help you with your construction litigation needs. Contact Bogin, Munns & Munns today at (352) 332-7688 for a case evaluation. Our lawyers are ready to assist you at any stage of construction litigation, from the pre-contract stage to project delays to nonpayment and more.