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Design issues are a leading cause of construction disputes

Construction disputes in North Carolina and around the country are most often rooted in changes made to a project after work has begun, according to an international consulting firm. HKA's latest CRUX Insight report, which was published on Nov. 29, is based on an analysis of 700 construction projects with combined budgets of about $1 trillion. The firm noticed that disagreements between contractors and their clients over design-related issues have now become as common as contract disputes.

What to consider before signing a construction contract

A well-drafted construction contract in North Carolina will include the price for the work and the terms of payment. Foreseeable risks should also be addressed to protect both parties. It's important for everyone involved in the agreement to understand exactly what they are committing themselves to because once it's signed, the contract usually cannot be changed.

Learn more about construction contract disputes

Few things can derail home remodeling projects or grind commercial development projects to a halt like construction contract disputes. When these disputes arise, time is wasted, which means money is wasted. To get the best results when dealing with a construction contract dispute, you should protect your interests.

Commercial landlord sues WeWork over noise complaints

Commercial lease agreements in North Carolina and around the country often include terms that limit noise or other disruptive behavior, and tenants may face legal consequences when these conditions are ignored. An office building landlord in California recently filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the coworking company WeWork because other tenants complained about construction noise that was allegedly so loud it made conducting normal business impossible. The litigation is the latest in a string of setbacks for WeWork that began in August with a failed initial public offering.

What should I know before buying a foreclosed house?

Buying a foreclosed home can help you save money on the purchase, which is a real plus to real estate investors and house-flippers. However, these transactions are quite different from traditional home sales, and it's important that you enter into the process fully informed. Forbes explains a few things you should expect when buying a foreclosed home

What problems can arise during a closing?

Closing on the home of your dreams is an exhilarating experience, that is until something goes horribly wrong. Unfortunately, there are a lot of issues that can prevent a closing from going through, and it's important that you're prepared for any last-minute hangups to ensure you're able to purchase the home you've chosen. Zillow.com explains a few of the most common closing issues and what you can do to avoid them. 

When do I need an NDA?

Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are an essential component of doing business for many entrepreneurs. The sharing of information is often necessary when hiring new employees or taking steps to find funding, but you want to rest assured that your valuable ideas are kept secure. The following are a few instances where having a valid and binding NDA is an absolute must. 

Contract clauses that reduce the risk of litigation

Contracts are the lifeblood of contractors in North Carolina, but as with any agreement between two or more parties, there is always the chance that something will go wrong. To protect yourself in case of a breach claim, you may want to consider alternative dispute resolution methods that may keep you out of the courtroom should a problem crop up. At Triangle Law Group, our team is well-versed in construction contracts and ways that contractors can minimize the risk of litigation.

Ensuring that your contract addresses critical details

Anytime you are drawing up a new contract with subcontractors for a project in North Carolina, chances are you follow a process to guarantee that you do not compromise the protection of your investment or the success of your project. At Triangle Law Group, we have helped people to better understand contract law and the components that are an integral part of a well-crafted agreement. 

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