Contract Law Attorneys
The property owner and contractor are responsible for
protecting their rights as they enter into a contract to
build or improve real property. For now, in
Pennsylvania, the law heavily protects contractors and
sub-contractors. The law gives the subcontractor
special protections to ensure that he gest paid. Under
the law, a subcontractor can get a lien (a mechanic's
lien) against the real property even if the property
owner has paid the paid the contractor fully.
Damage to Property - Mold, Water
Leaks, Incomplete Work.
Our firm has successfully represented both
contractors and home owners involved in disputes
over mold, incomplete work, change orders, water
damage, and other matters in Western Pennsylvania
involving construction law. Knowing your rights sooner
rather than later is the best way to fully protect your
rights as you enter into an agreement or contemplate
how you will initiate or defend against a claim
involving home improvement or construction.
Liens - Property Owners - Use
If, for example, you pay a general contractor $50,000
to build an addition onto your home, what happens if
the contractor never pays his subcontractors for the
work they did? Your property can get exposed to a
mechanic's lien if you are not careful. You need good
legal advice early at the time your home improvement
agreement is drafted. Unless you address this issue
in your contract with the general contractor, you may
have to pay twice for the same work! Fortunately,
there are ways to protect your important rights.
Get Good Adice - Early.
You should have a lawyer review your agreement for
major work to your business or residence. Answers
are need for the following: Should bond be posted?
Should the contract be performed in installments?
What assurances do you have that the other side will
perform on the agreement as planned? It always
makes sense to have an attorney review your
agreement. Our fees to review (or re-draft) an
agreement are reasonable and we can potentially
save you thousands (or tens of thousands) of dollars.
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Allegheny, Beaver, Butler,
owed, or defend
claims court, out
of state litigants,
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