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
im a sub and the general hasnt paid me for a month because we havent made to the draw
he wont answer my calls were building a house for someone . the general contractor told me he would pay me every week then he didnt he said we had to make it to the bank inspection well the weather has been real bad but he doesnt answer my calls he owes me athousand dollars how can i get my money
Will law help me recover my money from pool contractor, need my money back!!
I had a written contract to build a pool by contractor and he took 24 K advance to do the work. After 3 wks of no work he returns with another contract of almost 1.5 times the original amount saying the work cost more than he thought and wanted us to sign new contract. We refused to sign and wanted our money refunded. We also put a legal notice of 30 days to refund our money. He doesnt want to return my full money ( wants to keep $8500 to his pocket with 0 work, just giving bids and holding my money and work for a month). What should I do, I want my full money refunded??? Can law help me to recover full money?
Mechanics Lien
I have, as a third tier supplier, to a hospital project in Greensboro some bills way over due and collection from the second tier contractor will not happen. I would like to file a mechanics lien. Remaining retainage by the owner/GC is being held out our claim Help. Thanks
How long do I have t o file for damages on a property I had work done on. The damages were don't by
While installing a manufactured home two parts were put together removing the protective plastic but no plastic was put over the roof.we called the guy doing the work and told him it was raining in the House and he didn't send someone out for a full 24 hours in which it rained the whole time. The damage was about $50,000 and about half of the house had to be gutted and fixed
I am amputee and I hired a contractor to make my house handicap accessiable. He didn't completed the
with he did do. I would like to know where I should go from her to get my monies back and to have someone else come and redo the work that he messed up.
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Construction Law Lawyer Web Sites
 -  Mississippi Law - Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & Mccormick, P.A.
 -  Kane County Construction Lawyer - Speers, Reuland & Cibulskis, P.C.
 -  New York Construction Lawyer - Barasch Mcgarry Salzman & Penson PC
 -  Maui County Law - Tateishi & Pascual, Attorneys A Law Corporation
 -  Washington Attorney - Jack H. Olender & Associates, P.C.
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