There are two things that drive people crazy when on vacation: bad traffic and construction noise. After all, most tourists go on vacation to get away from the trappings of their professional lives, and enduring traffic jams and construction sites are not tourist friendly by any stretch of the imagination.
Construction Litigation Archives
Because of the recent draft, the National Basketball Association has the spotlight in the sporting lives of Southern Californians for now. But it will only be a matter of time before the NFL retakes its media foothold later this summer. When it comes, most talk will center around the Los Angeles Rams and their new neighbor, the Los Angeles Chargers, who moved from San Diego this winter to play (eventually) in the teams’ $2.6 billion stadium in Inglewood.
Anyone who has owned a home is likely to refer to home ownership as a bittersweet experience. Yes, being a homeowner is part of the American dream. A sense of pride comes with having afforded a house and providing a home for your family to enjoy.
Construction is a complicated industry. There are so many moving parts and complex plans in place that a construction project is almost guaranteed to have something go wrong -- even if that defect or problem is extremely minor in nature.
Whether you are hiring a contractor to work on your home or your business property, taking the time to conduct some due diligence can help you avoid costly scams. Even when no scam is afoot, a little research helps you ensure you are hiring an experienced contractor who is less likely to leave you with defective construction or repairs.
If you are involved in an construction project in California, it's a good idea to ensure all the legal details are being attended to. Whether you are the contractor, the investor or another interested party, if a project is derailed because permits or other legal issues weren't handled correctly, then you can lose time and money. One legal consideration for projects in the state has to do with storm water.
Construction defects occur for many reasons. They might occur because a builder cut corners with supplies or procedures, but they can also occur because of an innocent mistake. Sometimes, construction defects may simply be the result of an unintended consequence of the environment. Whatever the reason for a construction defect, if the owner of a new property discovers the defect within a reasonable time period, they might take action against the construction company for restitution.
Construction projects are complex on so many different levels. Many different companies and parties are involved, and they each have their interests and stakes in the project. Then there's the actual project itself. Building or renovating something isn't exactly a "quick" or "simple" process. And on top of all of that, there are the contracts and deals that are signed between the parties.
While the following story didn't occur here in Orange County, it does demonstrate how construction litigation is a major part of real estate law.
Litigation sometimes comes up in relation to a construction project after the project is completed. One such type of litigation is litigation over an alleged construction defect.