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Options for pursuing a refund for shoddy home repairs

After you saved enough money or bit the bullet and took out a home improvement loan, you got estimates for the renovations and repairs you needed and hired the contractor who offered the best deal. Months later, your money is gone with the contractor, and you are less than satisfied with the final product. Perhaps the work is substandard, or maybe the contractor didn't even complete the work he or she agreed to in the contract.

Construction disputes may involve environmental concerns

Protecting and healing the environment are two of the biggest concerns when it comes to power consumption and construction. In North Carolina and elsewhere, politicians, activists and the general public often worry that developing communities and obtaining domestic sources of fuel will harm the local environment and have a devastating impact on native species and the climate as a whole. Not surprisingly, this may lead to construction disputes.

Understanding conditional zoning

Completing large-scale construction projects in Raleigh can be quite a complex task. Having the resources needed is only half the battle; those managing and leading such projects must also ensure that their work is in compliance with local ordinances. Many developers often find themselves at odds with officials over zoning regulations. A location perceived to be ideal can quickly become anything but if the proposed use of the land does not match the type of properties it was zoned for. 

Defining the different types of construction delays

When managing construction projects in Raleigh, you know that ensuring that all components are completed when they need to be can be a difficult balancing act. A delay in the delivery of service from any of your contracted providers can throw your entire timeline off. Several others in your position who have experienced such delays have come to us here at the Triangle Law Group wondering if it is possible to seek damages to recoup their losses. To understand whether that is indeed a possibility, you must first be familiar with the types of delays recognized as being associated with the construction industry. 

Construction litigation can be contractual or based on negligence

Construction litigation in North Carolina can erupt from far more than alleged breaches of the construction contract by one or more parties. Other forms of litigation can arise as initiated by third parties not related to the construction itself.

Waivers of consequential damages can be unwise for owner-developers

Contract law, particularly when there is a breach of a North Carolina contract, will address the issue of compensable damages to the injured party to the contract. As explained by the American Bar Association, damages are typically divided into two categories: direct damages and consequential damages.

Most expensive home defects and repairs

Purchasing or building a home in North Carolina should be an exciting time, but poor quality construction could turn your home buying adventure into a nightmare. You should be on the lookout for warning signs of serious issues within your home in order to fix them promptly. Here at Triangle Law Group, we understand that some contractors do not fulfill their responsibilities adequately, and we fight to hold them accountable.

What should be in your construction contract?

Before you sign an agreement with a general contractor to have work done on your home in North Carolina, you want to make sure that you do, in fact, agree on all the terms it includes. According to FindLaw, there are several key aspects of the construction contract that you should review carefully.

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.

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