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
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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We had a verbal agreement w/subcontractor, he falsified a document and placed a mechanics lien on ou
Before beginning construction on our new home, we had a "friend" obtain a construction bid from the building contractor he occasionally works with. We decided not to use this contractor but went ahead and used this "friend" for the drywall work. We asked him for an updated bid when it was getting close to drywall-installation time. He replied that it was what he had quoted the building contractor from a year ago. When the time came, he came to the new house and measured in order to have the correct amount of drywall delivered. After he finished hanging, he asked for a partial payment that was already more than the entire bid. We paid it. We then had to make a second pmt to the finisher. The subcontractor has now filed a mechanics lien against us with falsified documents. Do we have any rights since this was a verbal agreement?
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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
 -  Middletown Construction Lawyer - Burke, Miele & Golden, LLP
 -  Maui County Law - Tateishi & Pascual, Attorneys A Law Corporation
 -  Maui County Attorney - Yanagida & Associates
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