There are numerous reasons for contacting a construction litigation lawyer, some of which include original contract disputes, unexplained delays, or a contractor not doing the job you contracted him to do. When you run into such problems, contact ASG Legal. We have over 50 years of experience representing our clients in Fort Walton Beach, FL.
Whoever you are, a property owner, General Contractors, Sub Contractors, suppliers, or design professionals, if you find yourself caught up in litigation that has you tied in knots, we are the construction and lien law attorneys to contact. We work to resolve disputes in such a way that the impact is minimal for our clients.
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We work for you to bring about a quick and efficient solution to all disputes. It is typical for parties to become entangled in all manner of disputes that remain unresolved without legal representation. That is why having the right construction litigation lawyer on your side is crucial.
Our FWB construction and lien law lawyers are experienced in cases that involve:
- Contract Litigation
- Contract Preparation and Negotiation
- Construction Liens and Lien Rights
- Construction Defect and Warranty Litigation
When one party fails to perform one of more requirements of a contract, this results in a breach of contract. This may include substituting inferior goods for those contracted for, failure to deliver goods, or not completing a job and more.
Not all breaches are equally serious. When something is not done right by one party as promised to another, construction litigation attorneys often step in to remedy the situation. The legal consequences are always dependent on the extent to which the contract was breached.
Whether the breach of contract is material or non-material, a contract litigation lawyer is needed to determine what legal remedies are warranted; equitable remedies, money damages, or restitution can all be sought by the Florida courts.
Contract law is complex, and we do not recommend that anyone delve into it alone. Anytime you are entering into a construction contract where there is room for potential breaches, you will want to sit down with your construction litigation lawyers to discuss it thoroughly.
Contract Preparation and Negotiation
For all transactions, contracts are the vital part of doing business and are especially important when dealing with construction transactions. When we represent you, whether you are the contractor or the homeowner, the nature of the party’s relationships to each other are spelled out in every contract.
When you are entering into a construction contract, it is of the utmost importance that you hire a contract preparation and negotiation lawyer that has the experience in construction law and litigation that makes it possible to not only address issues but to resolve them as well.
Construction contract issues that may arise include:
- Timely Performance
- Workmanship Issues
- Code Issues
- Dispute Resolution
ASG Legal has the years of expertise to prepare any construction contract for you.
Construction Liens and Lien Rights
Who may claim a construction lien in Florida? In general, Florida law provides that a contractor, sub-contractor or material supplier (lienor) who provides labor, work, or materials to improve private real property located within Florida has a lien on the property for the value of the provided materials, labor or work.
Private property owners in the FWB area, who are concerned about clouds on title can exempt their property from liens by securing a lien bond before construction ever commences. In this way, the lien bond is a substitute for the property and acts as security for the payment of a potential lienor.
According to Florida law, anyone who works on your property and provides materials and has not been paid in full, has the right to enforce their claim for payment. This would be against your property and is known as a construction lien. Even if you have paid your contractor in full, if the sub-contractors used or people who supplied the materials have not been paid, they may still look to your property for recompense. This is where you need a construction liens attorney.
You do not want your property to be sold against your will all because labor costs, materials and sub-contractors have not been paid in full. Our construction liens lawyers know how to handle cases like these.
Construction Defect and Warranty Litigation
Chapter 558 of the Florida Statutes requires that an owner must send a written notice to all contractors, sub-contractors, developers, suppliers and design professionals that pinpoints any construction or design defects that have arisen during the construction process. This is also known as the “Florida Construction Defect Statute.”
Do not be caught unaware when trying to resolve contract issues and lien laws. At ASG Legal, we have the extensive experience necessary to handle every construction issue for you. Disputes in construction arise from many factors, and many of these are not anticipated by either the contractor or the homeowner.
Let our Fort Walton Beach FL construction litigation attorneys go to work for you. Our experience in contract preparation will minimize future disputes and we always assist our clients in the negotiating of fair and favorable construction contracts. Contact us today.