During a construction project, a contract should be created to provide protections to all involved parties. The developer or building owner needs assurances that the builder will perform work according to specifications, and that the project will be completed within an agreed budget. The builder or contractor needs assurances that the work will be paid for by the owners in a reasonable time frame.
Although a contract should be created that plans for all contingencies, it can be impossible to plan for every possible issue that could arise during the course of construction. Unfortunately, even with well-drafted a contract in place, there are myriad situations where construction issues that require the help of a real estate lawyer.
If there is any disagreement during the process of a construction project that you are involved in, it makes sense to contact a Las Vegas real estate attorney for assistance. Pintar Albiston, LLP provides legal representation to developers, builders, suppliers, contractors, subcontractors, property owners, and anyone else whose interests are at stake when problems arise during construction. If you need assistance protecting your interests and understanding your rights and obligations, give us a call today.
Construction Issues That Require the Help of a Real Estate Lawyer
Some of the many construction issues that require the help of a real estate lawyer include the following:
- A disagreement over contract interpretation arises. Perhaps you believe that the specifications outlined in the contract mean something different than the builder or contractor does. If there are questions about what a contract means, an experienced attorney can help with contract interpretation so all parties are on the same page.
- A disagreement over contract performance arises. A builder may believe that he has complied with the contract and designed a building according to the specifications but a homeowner may feel as though substandard work has been performed. It is imperative to ensure that all parties comply with the contract. If there is a breach, a breach of contract lawsuit can be used to recover damages or to compel specific performance.
- Subcontractors or material suppliers do not get paid. These subcontractors or material suppliers can place a mechanic’s lien on a home and a homeowner can face problems closing on a final mortgage loan or ever selling the home as a result of that lien. Homeowners and developers need to ensure they are protected from liens if they pay the contractor. Likewise, suppliers and those performing labor on a home need to protect their lien rights or other rights to get paid if they aren’t getting the money they are owed.
These are just a few of a great many construction issues that require the help of a real estate lawyer. Pintar Albiston, LLP has extensive experience providing assistance to parties involved in construction disputes. Whether you want to resolve your dispute through negotiation, mediation, litigation, arbitration or other alternative dispute resolution methods, our experienced Las Vegas real estate lawyers are here to provide you with the help that you need as you seek to protect your interests. Give us a call today to learn how we can assist you with your disagreements during construction.
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