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.
Homeowners and developers in North Carolina have a lot riding on the construction of a new home, whether it's a place to live or a paycheck. If a project gets delayed or completed improperly, both of these parties stand to lose quite a bit. Thankfully, you do have legal options if you have been negatively impacted by construction problems.