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How can I legally protect my construction business?

There is a legal component to all construction projects that is often overlooked. Even if you feel that a job went off without a hitch, there is a chance that you could face litigation down the line. while you can't always prevent conflicts from occurring, Construction Business Owner recommends the following steps to greatly decrease the chance that issues occur.

Reducing stress during a construction dispute

Construction disputes surface for many reasons and can place a great deal of strain on a person's life. If you run a construction firm and are in the midst of a dispute, you may find that the dispute is having a negative impact on your life in other ways, such as your relationships with friends and loved ones or your ability to enjoy certain activities. These disputes can certainly be very stressful, and it is very important to look for ways to lower your stress levels during this time.

Dispute over the construction of a large hotel on public land

An interesting part of the construction industry that many people do not see is all of the work that goes into negotiating terms and conditions before a new-build pops up in North Carolina. Long before a new building ever becomes visible to passers-by, there are rigorous communications that take place between land owners, community leaders and potential developers to agree on how to use the land for the most productive and environmentally friendly purpose. 

How can I improve my construction quality?

As a contractor in North Carolina, you know that quality matters. That's why it's important to constantly check yourself and your workers to ensure you're performing the absolute best you can. Because a lack of quality can easily lead to litigation if your clients are unhappy with the final project, Residential Contractor offers the following advice.

How can I choose a qualified home contractor?

If you're having work done on your home in North Carolina, finding a reliable contractor is a huge concern. If you the company you choose performs subpar work you could be looking at lost money as well as potential legal issues down the line if you're truly unhappy with the results. To prevent problems from occurring in the first place, U.S. News & World Report offers the following tips.

How can I find a good contractor?

If you're thinking about having work done on your home in Raleigh, you know that choosing the right contractor is crucial. Home repairs and renovations are rarely cheap, and if your contractor lacks the competence to do the work correctly, you may need to take legal action. In order to help homeowners find a suitable contractor for their improvement projects, U.S. News & World Report offers the following advice.

What happens if a contractor damages my home?

If you're having construction work performed on your property in North Carolina, you may have liability on your mind. For instance, what happens if a contractor damages your home while performing work? While insurance coverage can be key in this case, there may be instances where your policy fails to provide compensation for damage that has occurred. Allstate provides information on what you can do when your home is harmed during repairs or renovations.  

Collapsed bridge shows how a defect can result in litigation

If you are like many North Carolina residents, you were dismayed when you heard the well-publicized news about the pedestrian bridge under construction that collapsed near Florida International University’s campus last March, killing several people. At the Triangle Law Group, we are aware of the different ways a construction defect can impact others. These include the potential for serious injury or death, as well as litigation against the companies involved.

What is a construction lien?

Nobody expects another to work for nothing, and when you perform a service, you are owed a payment. Paying for services rendered is the basis of the free-enterprise system in North Carolina, and throughout the U.S. So you may be likely to both understand and support a business or person who is not paid for completed work.

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