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How to Conduct a Construction Defect Inspection in Florida

If you’re reading this, chances are you or your company have been accused of causing a construction defect. Fortunately, Florida is one of a number of states with right-to-repair laws. These laws afford contractors the opportunity to remedy construction defects they are responsible for by repairing the defect, providing monetary payment, or providing some combination […]

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8 Defects That Lead to a Dispute in the Sunshine State

Construction companies, home builders, and contractors can be held responsible for any defects found on new residential or commercial projects in the State of Florida. Making repairs and paying legal fees can hurt your company’s profitability. One way to prevent possible financial liability is to do everything within your company’s power to avoid any defects […]

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Substantial Completion and Construction Defect Cases

Wherever performing construction work, business owners should know that there’s a specific time period in place that mandates whether or not another party can bring action against you for a construction defect. This concept is referred to as the statute of repose. For Tennessee-based contractors, architects, and engineers, the statute of repose is only four […]

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Are Contractors Liable for Nail Pops?

Nail pops are commonly found in the walls and ceilings of both older and newer homes. In many cases, nail pops are hardly noticeable. They typically present themselves as a minor bump or a crescent-shaped crack, and they’re easy to miss if you don’t have a discerning eye. As a contractor, you simply don’t have […]

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Lawsuit or Arbitration: What You’ll Be Facing When the Deadline to File a Construction Defect Claim Approaches

Nothing can ruin your day quite like receiving notice of a construction defect. Knowing that your company could be facing litigation on a project you and your crew worked tirelessly on is enough to make any contractor reconsider their career. At Cotney Construction Law, we can’t abide by that. We’ve made it our goal to […]

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Consult a Construction Defect Attorney Before Exercising Your Right to Repair

Construction defects are among the most common and costly sources of disputes in the construction industry. We’ve written numerous articles on the subject, all exploring what a contractor’s options are when they are hit with a notice of an intent to make a construction defect claim. In this brief article, we discuss why your first […]

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2 Common Construction Defect Defenses in Tennessee

Construction defects are among the most common sources of litigation in the construction industry. While defects are often immediately apparent, it can take years in some cases for them to manifest. Unprepared contractors working out of the Volunteer State can be caught off guard by groundless construction defect claims. Fortunately, we’ve made it our mission […]

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Coming to Terms with Significant Construction Defects

Defects are common in the construction industry, but the majority of these defects are insignificant and have little impact on the safety, structural integrity, or usability of a completed structure. After all, we don’t raise the alarm every time a driveway forms veins or hydrostatic pressure creates minor settlement cracks. That said, not all defects […]

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The Kansas Construction Defects Act Part 2

In part one of this two-part series, a Wichita contractor lawyer from Cotney Construction Law covered various aspects of the Kansas Construction Defects Act. This important piece of Kansas legislation establishes rules for handling construction defects. For residential contractors in Kansas, compliance with this law could mean the difference between success and failure. To ensure […]

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The Kansas Construction Defects Act Part 1

The Kansas Construction Defects Act was signed in 2003 by Governor Kathleen Sebelius. It established new laws regarding the construction of single family houses, duplexes, or multi-family units governed by an association. Manufactured homes were not affected. In this two-part article, a Wichita construction lawyer will discuss everything contractors should know about the Kansas Construction […]

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