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Construction defect claims: What you should know

On Behalf of | Mar 16, 2022 | Construction Law | 0 comments

Whether you run a large construction company or work on your own as an independent contractor, you could face serious challenges as a result of a construction defect claim. Claimants allege construction defects for a host of reasons, and it is important to understand what could potentially lead to legal action. While some contractors and construction companies unfortunately have to deal with construction defect claims that are baseless, in other cases, a claim may be warranted and could have been prevented.

Whether you are currently facing a construction defect claim or you worry about the possibility of such a dispute arising in the future, it is crucial to take a closer look at this issue.

Construction defect claims surface for various reasons

The Florida Senate covers construction defects, which take many forms. Construction defects refer to deficiencies within construction projects, regarding:

  • Design
  • Specifications
  • Construction
  • Repairs
  • Surveying
  • Alteration
  • Supervision

For example, some contractors face these claims due to allegations that they did not perform construction work on real property according to acceptable industry standards.

Some construction defect claims involve defective products and materials used during construction work or the violation of relevant codes. In some instances, construction defect claims surface due to allegations that real property design failed to satisfy professional standards.

Handling a construction defect claim

It is essential to understand all of your options if a construction defect claim surfaces against you or your business. Sometimes, people can resolve these disputes outside of the courtroom. However, other cases inevitably go to court, and it is pivotal to prepare. The outcome of a construction defect claim could affect your finances as well as the reputation of your business.