Lawsuits are common in the construction industry, companies and contractors can be sued for construction delays, zoning and property use violations, illegal mortgage practices, and many other reasons. Even small construction jobs can turn into complicated legal battles.
Common Reasons for Construction Lawsuits
- Unforeseen conditions: Things like an inability to obtain construction permits, weather damage, and underestimating the cost of building can halt or completely undermine a construction project. This can lead to legal claims.
- Bad construction work: Unfortunately, not all construction businesses will take the necessary care and precaution to do a good job. Shoddy work can lead to litigation, like the case mentioned with the New York City’s Governors Island Trust above.
- Property inspections: Inspections determine home values, questions with zoning and land use, and debates can occur about which party will sponsor the inspection. Since these inspections are so important, legal claims can form.
There are many steps involved in building and securing a home, and many laws and regulations exist to determine where homes can be built, how much they are worth, and who is liable for construction hiccups and problems. New Jersey real estate lawyers at Garland & Mason, LLC have experiencing settling complex construction and mortgage claims in all aspects of the construction process.