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How construction companies may break their contracts 

On Behalf of | Apr 20, 2021 | Construction |

If you hire a construction company for a commercial job, you have a lot riding on their work. You aren’t making money on the property until it is complete. You need a company that holds up its side of the deal. 

Unfortunately, some companies break their contracts and do not deliver in the way they were supposed to. This doesn’t just cost you the money you paid them or the money you invested in the property, but also the income you expected to be getting from that property. If you have to hire someone else and it delays construction, this can get very expensive. 

Breaches come in many forms

To understand how construction companies may breach or break their contracts, you want to consider what these contracts usually entail and how they can fail to adhere to the terms. A few examples include:

  • Not starting the project on time
  • Not finishing anywhere near the projected deadline
  • Not creating a building that is up to the expected level of quality
  • Not doing work that is up to code
  • Vastly increasing the costs of the project
  • Not creating a building that is in line with the specifics of the plans
  • Building the structure in the wrong location or on the wrong lot

There is usually some uncertainty in construction. Things may take longer than expected. Budgets may have to be expanded. But when a company makes massive mistakes that delay the process, cost you money and do not give you what you expected to buy, that’s when you may have a case. Make sure you are well aware of the legal options at your disposal. An attorney can help you learn more.