When people think about product defects, they usually are thinking of the end result of a defect. For instance, instead of thinking about the mechanics of an airbag, you might think of its failure to deploy as the defect. Or you might think of the burns you could suffer from using a tool that malfunctions as a defect.
Buying any house is a big decision that people do not make lightly. Unfortunately, even after all the inspections have been done and questions have been answered, there is still some information about a home that homeowners don't learn until months or years after it has been purchased.
Readers of this blog may be familiar with the devastation sweeping through Louisiana in light of recent flooding. Families have been forced to leave their homes, which may be damaged beyond repair. According to reports, the flooding has displaced thousands, and at least six people have died as a result of the catastrophic situation.
From a young age, many of us are taught to talk through arguments in order to come to some common ground and find a solution. While that might work as kids or when it comes to fights with friends and family members, it's not exactly that easy when we as adults are engaged in a professional dispute.
Any construction project has the potential to become much more complicated and drawn out than a homeowner expects. This can be particularly true for people who are trying to complete a construction project without the permission of other parties when permission is required for work to commence.
When it comes to completing work on your home, the only things that limit your options are the laws, your imagination and the money in your bank account. If you have the funds, the ideas and the permission, you can hire people to complete just about any demolition or construction job.
One of the first things new homeowners do when they walk around their new place is to start imagining all the things they want to do to make it their own. They might think about a construction project such as opening up walls, putting in a deck, or putting in new landscaping.
In previous posts, we have discussed the various ways in which disputes that arise before, during and after a construction project can be resolved. Options from mediation and arbitration to courtroom litigation all have the potential to resolve these types of arguments, but it is crucial that you take into account various factors before deciding for or against a particular method.
Deciding to renovate or build a house is not a decision North Carolina homeowners make lightly. Even minor projects can wind up being expensive and time-consuming, so once you decide to do this, it is critical that you hire the right people to help you.
Filing a mechanic's lien is one of the more aggressive -- but necessary -- ways that a general contractor, subcontractor or supplier can collect payment for completed work. It is a very complex process, and in articles on our website, we discuss some of the challenges of filing a mechanic's lien. For instance, we discuss the complications that can arise if the developer or owner files for bankruptcy.