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New home construction disputes: How to find a resolution

| Dec 9, 2020 | Residential Real Estate |

Building a home from the ground up is one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do. This allows you to get everything you want from your home, thus giving you a better chance of enjoying it for a long period of time.

However, that doesn’t mean that everything will go as planned. Any time you’re dealing with a contractor and/or subcontractors, there’s a chance that something could go wrong with the new build. And if it does, you need to find a resolution as quickly as possible.

Steps you can take to work toward a solution

  • Review your contract: This is the best place to start, as it outlines the terms and conditions of the project. If the contract terms are favorable, use this to your advantage when working through the dispute.
  • Keep an open line of communication: This is easier said than done, but it’s critical to resolving your dispute. When communicating with your builder, remain calm and stick to the facts.
  • Take things to the next level: For example, you may need to go through mediation to find common ground. It’s not something you want to experience when building a home, but it’s better than giving in and letting your builder get away with contractor fraud or serious building flaws.

A new home construction dispute has the potential to put a damper on your entire project. Should you find yourself in this situation, take the above steps first. Then, consider what you can to do protect your legal rights and keep the project moving in the right direction.

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