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.
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.
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.
As your business grows, you are probably dealing with more entities each year. In addition to customers, you have new suppliers, vendors and subcontractors who depend on you to deliver your services in a timely manner. Maybe one of your goals as a business owner was to maintain a casual, approachable image, and you have managed this by keeping your word and accepting the word of others.
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.
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.
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.
In our last post, we began looking at the topic of mechanic’s liens, not only as to their importance for contractors, but also as to the general requirements for perfecting and filing a lien. There are also specific requirements for enforcing a lien on real property.
Mechanic's liens are an important tool for those who provide labor, materials, rental equipment, professional design or surveying services to the owner of real property for the purpose of making improvements to the property.
Any time a legal issue arises, people typically have one of two initial reactions. They either want to resolve the situation immediately and quietly or to take the case right to the courtroom. While each of these two solutions can be viable options for people locked in a dispute, there are other options that may be more effective and appropriate.