General Contractor Issues
Preliminary General Contractor Issues Stuart, Port St. Lucie and Jupiter FL
There are many issues and lawsuits which could easily be avoided if proper preparation is undertaken during the preliminary stages of negotiating any construction contract. Lawyers routinely are dragged into contract disputes with contractors throughout the treasure coast due to issues surrounding the scope of services/specifications detailed in the contract. When entering into a construction contract it is important to review all the terms, know the definitions, review the specifications and make sure you understand the project. If this is not the case, you should to enlist the assistance of an attorney and an architect. Complex or detail construction projects can become overwhelming. Issues and expenses can increase rapidly because of a lack of detail in the specifications or change orders. Incomplete specifications or verbal understandings which are not incorporated into the contract can lead to contentious arguments and ultimately law suits.
It is also important as part of your due diligence to make sure the General Contractor is properly licensed and insured. Often consumers assume contractors are properly licensed and insured and then when the contract is signed and the work is scheduled to begin, the general contractor does not show up. Now, the consumer is out a deposit. It is important to take your time before entering into a major contract. If you do not know what you are signing, call an attorney.
If you find yourself in a difficult bind with a General Contractor or a trade contractor and need a lawyer in Stuart, Port St. Lucie, or Jupiter, Florida, please give my office a call.