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Know what is included in construction law

Construction law comprises many different circumstances. If you think that you will have to take legal action because of any issue with the construction of a structure, you should explore construction law.

One situation that is covered by this area of law is defects in construction. This has to do with everything from the planning of the project through the construction of the building. When there are issues that cause the building to be considered unsafe or to not be fully usable, the issues need to be addressed. This can happen through a lawsuit if the contractor or other liable party doesn't take responsibility for the problems.

Another issue that might occur is when a contractor places a construction lien against your property. This usually occurs when there are issues related to the payments for the project. In this case, the contractor is trying to lay claim to the property because of a nonpayment.

Financial issues are one of the most common reasons for construction lawsuits. On the contractor's side, a monetary issue might lead to him or her not finishing the project as planned. They might use substandard materials or just stop working. On the property owner's side, financial issues might come up when he or she refuses payment due to a project not being completed as expected.

In all of these cases, you should know what legal rights you have. Learning the options available is also necessary. You can then make an informed decision about how you want to move forward toward the resolution of the problem so that you don't have to absorb the financial blow of the issue.

Source: FindLaw, "What is Construction Law?," accessed Oct. 12, 2017

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