Construction law is a broad area that covers everything from building contracts to engineering disputes. Construction lawyers help their clients navigate the often complicated legal landscape of the construction industry. Some common areas of construction law include:
Construction contracts are legally binding agreements between two or more parties who are involved in a
construction project. The contract spells out the roles and responsibilities of each party, as well as the terms of the agreement. A well-crafted contract can help to avoid disputes and ensure that all parties are held accountable for their actions.
Unfortunately, even with a contract in place, disputes can still arise during a construction project. Construction disputes can be caused by a number of factors, including poor communication, shoddy workmanship, or disagreements about payment. When a dispute does occur, construction lawyers can help their clients resolve the issue through negotiation or mediation. In some cases, construction disputes may even end up in court.
Liens and Bond Claims
In the construction industry, contractors and other professionals often rely on liens and bond claims to secure payment for their work. A lien is a legal claim against a property that is used to secure payment for work that has been performed.