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How can subcontractors protect themselves from delay litigation?

Everyone involved in a construction project in North Carolina must work on a tightly coordinated timetable. Delays happen, though, and as a subcontractor, you could be the one paying the price. According to Construction Executive, you do have ways to shield yourself from any potential consequences of schedule changes and delays.

Looking at some of the basics of mechanic's liens, P.2

Previously, we began looking at the role mechanic's liens can play in allowing contractors to secure payment for work performed on real property under a valid contract with the owner of real property. The most important issue for any contractor or subcontractor who remains unpaid for work performed on a property is the relief available to them when the lien is enforced.

Looking at some of the basics of mechanic's liens, P.1

Mechanic's liens are an important tool for contractors providing services to property owners. Construction projects can get messy when parties end up disagreeing on their mutual obligations, and the ability to file a mechanic's lien ensures contractors and subcontractors are able to secure payment for services when the property owner refuses to cooperate.

Morganton psychiatric hospital project subject of dispute between DHHS and contractor, P.2

In our last post, we began looking at a construction dispute involving the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and a contractor charged with heading up the construction of a mental hospital in Morganton. As we noted, the state is now attempting to cancel the contract after the project has run into numerous delays and significantly increased in costs due to complications.

Morganton psychiatric hospital project subject of dispute between DHHS and contractor, P.1

We have previously looked at the topic of construction delays on this blog, mentioning some of the principles of sorting out such disputes, which are quite common in construction projects. As easy as it may be to look at the general rules that govern construction contract disputes, sorting out the details can be hard in practice.

NC couple sues reality show production company over substandard construction work, P.1

Some of our readers will be familiar with the HGTV series, “Love It Or List It,” which features homeowning couples choosing between renovating their current home or selling and purchasing a new home better suited to their needs. The series has one host, Hilary Farr, proposing and managing the renovation plan, and the other host, David Visentin, searching out and showing new homes.

Be Careful What You Text - You Could Be Entering Into A Contract

As the world continues to progress further into the Information Age, communication has become quick and instantaneous. The advent of the internet, email, and cell phones has made it easy to communicate efficiently with people on the other side of the world. Business transactions no longer have to be completed by mail, in person, or even by fax. Many times we engage in business transactions with emails or over the internet. Online shopping is a perfect example.

Home Improvements and Faulty Construction

The home remodeling trend is on the rise. Harvard's Joint Center for Housing recently released a report estimating an increase in home repair expenditures and home improvement projects to levels far exceeding the historical average of 4.9 percent by the beginning of 2017. Home value increases have afforded 38 million homeowners a minimum of 20 percent home equity. The confidence that homeowners have gained in regards to the worth of their homes has led many of them to invest in their structures.

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