Construction disputes usually arise during the building process or after the work is completed. Suddenly, contractors and property owners realize they have not been on the same page during the entire project after all, and this can cause some serious legal and financial issues for both parties.
If you've hired a contractor and run into a disagreement along the way to a finished product in your home or business, you have a number of legal ways to deal with the issue. The first, and sometimes fastest, way to resolve a construction or contracting dispute is to simply hash it out with the contractor. Sometimes, a dispute is just a misunderstanding, and talking about it now can keep it from blowing up in the future. If the contractor is balking at a discussion, getting a third-party professional, such as an attorney, involved in a mediation process might help, too.