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Avoid falling victim to a shady contractor

Hiring a contractor is taking a chance that someone is going to adhere to the contract you sign and do the job that you are hiring him or her to do. There is a chance that you will end up working with a contractor who isn't doing either of these. If you are in the market for a contractor, you should make sure that you are keeping these warning signs of a shady contractor at the front of your mind.

Tips for choosing a contractor for your building project

Choosing a contractor for your building or improvement project is something that you must take seriously. There are many things that can go wrong in these projects. You need to find a contractor that you trust and who is going to do what he or she was hired to do without trying to get over on you. This is something that can be rather challenging.

Construction law isn't something that's easy to understand

Earthquakes are only one part of the hazards that homes face in California. Mudslides and shifting are also problems. For people who are having a home or structure of any sort built, being able to protect the building from these issues is a priority here.

Costs of massive 2007 fire cannot be passed to customers

The costs of a massive fire from 2007 involving a utility company from San Diego cannot be passed onto the customers, according to a ruling from the California Public Utilities Commission. San Diego Gas & Electric was looking for approval to bill its customers the $379 million in costs from multiple deadly fires started by power lines back in 2007.

Don't let the contingencies hang up your construction project

If you are a contractor, one risk management tool to include in your contract with homeowners is the construction contingency clause. This is a percentage of the contract value that is reserved for unanticipated changes in your work's breadth and scope.

Think about your options when you have a construction defect

As we recently discussed, construction law encompasses a host of issues that impact this field. One area that is particularly distressing is when a homeowner is subjected to a contractor who doesn't do what the homeowner paid for. This can leave the homeowner with a portion of the home that isn't usable. In the worst cases, the entire home will be uninhabitable.

Take action when something is amiss in a construction project

Construction disputes aren't ever pleasant for either party; however, there are times when they become necessary. You shouldn't have to live with a substandard result. Whether you are dealing with defective products or improper planning, getting the problem corrected is a top priority.

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