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Potentially you may be correct. Construction defect litigation, however, is very fact specific. Additionally, the permit dates, COE, the contracts, subcontracts, warranties, and any guarantees will co ...Read more

You have a stale lien issue. You can always sell the house but a title insurer might not write insurance on it unless the lien is removed.  If you are working with a realtor ask him or her to con ...Read more

Generally, if you cite specifications in a contract the other party has the right to see them.  As a business practice, if you want the client to be satisfied with your services, it makes sense t ...Read more

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Disadvantaged Business Enterprises: Potential Opportunities or Disasters

The certified “Disadvantaged Business Enterprise” (DBE) is an integral part of the construction industry in California and nationwide. Billions of dollars in construction funds are allocat ... Read more

Before You Sign That Construction Contract in Colorado

Contracts for new home construction are full of dangers for the homebuyer. Typical clauses slipped into long, detailed contracts by big home building companies include these clauses: The homebuyer wai ... Read more

A Refresher on “Prelims” — Part 3 The Challenge of “Substantial Accuracy”

In this final post about Preliminary Notices, we will address a question that often arises when completing the required information: What should a contractor or material supplier do if the price liste ... Read more

A Refresher on “Prelims” — Part 2 Where Does a Notice of Nonresponsibility Fit In?

Yes, serving a valid and timely Preliminary Notice to the correct individuals is the single most important thing a competent materials supplier or subcontractor can do to protect its investment in lab ... Read more

Between a Seller and a Buyer, Who Owns a Construction Defect Claim?

If a construction defect exists in a home both before and after sale to a buyer, who owns the claim? It depends on who learned about the problem, and when. Suppose Owner owns a residential property th ... Read more

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