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August 2017 Archives

Signs of a faulty foundation

Homeowners in North Carolina who are hoping to build their dream home often put their trust entirely in contractors to do the work. While they expect quality work and attention to detail, sometimes that is not the case. One of the areas which could cause the most significant damage to a home is a faulty foundation. Therefore, it is imperative to see the warning signs before the problem requires major repair or replacement.

North Carolina's changing construction laws

While often overlooked, construction is a major part of the economy in most states in America. Hot cities like Raleigh, Durham, and Charlotte are seeing exponential growth, and with that growth comes the inevitable demand for new buildings, homes, road repairs, bridges and other needs. Yet when plans for those new structures go awry, a series of legal procedures may take place. These procedures can often prove to be challenging, especially to those unfamiliar with state-specific laws regarding construction negligence.

Evictions and tenants' rights

Renting a home in North Carolina can come with many fruitful advantages. In most cases, landlords make all needed repairs and remodeling changes, a tenant may look for a new home while in the comfort of a rental house, there is no impending monthly mortgage, and, in some rental agreements, landlords allow and even encourage pets. 

Understanding the mechanics of a mechanics lien

Despite the name, a mechanic's lien is a tool that North Carolina contractors and construction suppliers commonly employ when they are seeking payment on a remodeling project or improvement project. Understanding mechanics' liens can be confusing, but they may be an effective way to obtain outstanding payment on a project.

What should I do before signing a construction contract?

The honeymoon phase of a new construction project in North Carolina can be a heady time for all involved, but it is important not to let that get in the way of the fine print of the contract. While you are seeing everything through rose-colored glasses now, your perspective may change a few months into the project.

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