Construction Law

Construction law can vary by state, and there are a number of terms used to describe a building that is under construction, including erection, construction, moving, conversion, alteration, remodeling, and addition. Your community's building inspection department, office of planning and zoning, or department of permits will have a listing of the necessary construction law permits, construction contract law regulations, and inspections related to building and zoning codes for new construction or remodeling. Please read on to find a construction law lawyer, construction law attorney or find more information about construction law or access more information here in the construction law practice center.

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Construction Liens
A contractor that builds a permanent structure on another owner's land has the right to a lien on the property for the cost of any labor and materials that were used in the construction and were not paid for by the owner. The lien is a construction or mechanic's lien. State law governs these liens.
Mechanic's Liens
While it may seem that a mechanic's lien should have something to do with the person who works on your car, it doesn't. A mechanic's lien allows unpaid contractors, laborers, or suppliers to file a legal claim against real property for improvements made to the property until they are paid.
Home Repair Scams
The largest financial investment most consumers make is in their home. When home repairs or home improvement projects are needed, consumers need to know how to distinguish between scam artists and reputable contractors and what should be in home repair or home improvement contracts.
Hiring A Contractor
Hiring a contractor to renovate or rebuild a home has its challenges. Keep a clear head and choose a contractor to ensure that your contractor and workers do the job that you hired them to do.
Building Your Dream Home
Whether it's a first home, the "dream" home or a lakeside cabin, there are some dangers to watch for when building a home: Make sure the seller actually owns the property Check for restrictions. There may be ordinances that prohibit utility sheds or require screening for your beloved recreational v

Ask a Lawyer - Construction Law questions answered by leading lawyers
Is a homeowner obligated financially to a subcontractor when all dealings have been with a now unres
We live in Colorado. We hired a contractor to perform landscaping work on our backyard. Work was started by the contractor's crew but not finished. A sub-contractor was brought in to complete a concrete patio which was completed today. The contractor has been unreachable by email, phone, etc. for several days. Unsuccessful attempts have been made by myself and the sub-contractor. The sub-contractor now is threatening to file a mechanic's lien because the contractor has not paid him. We initially paid the contractor one half payment of the work to be performed (including the concrete patio). The sub-contractor has proposed that we pay him directly to avoid the filing of the lien. Isn't our contract commitment solely through the contractor? Shouldn't the sub-contractor be pursuing legalities through the contractor? What are our rights/obligations to the sub-contractor? Does the sub-contractor have the right to ask us for payment directly?
In January 2007 I installed tile flooring in my condominium unit which was not against the Architect
My downstairs neighbor was living there at the time and now, 7 years later, decided to file a complaint with the HOA that my floors were not installed properly and were loud. The HOA is supporting him and wants my paperwork, etc. which is so old I have shredded it. Isn't there a Statute of Limitations?
I have liability insurance in Co for framing houses I recently got a c contractor liscence because t
This means I will pull permits for him, I will do the same work and he will have contract with clients and I will work for him. What are my new liabilities? I f something goes wrong will a lawyer go after him as the contractor even if I am the contractor of record at building department. He has contractor liability insurance and each sub including me have liability for our work up to a million
i worked for a construction company that went bankrupt. a customer is sueing everybody in the compan
that we can not get sued for working for a corporation
If I have already signed a contract with a roofing company and later find out that they are not insu
Just wondering what my legal rights are and how a judge might view this.
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Construction Law Lawyer Web Sites
 -  Mississippi Law - Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & Mccormick, P.A.
 -  New York Construction Attorneys - Barasch Mcgarry Salzman & Penson PC
 -  Newport Beach Construction Lawyer - Miller, Morton, Caillat & Nevis, LLP
 -  Maui County Law - Tateishi & Pascual, Attorneys A Law Corporation
 -  Salem Attorneys - Harris, Wyatt & Amala, LLC
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