Construction Defect Claims

Construction is taking place all over South Florida. Looking around Brickell, Downtown Miami, and Fort Lauderdale you will undoubtedly spot cranes working on various projects. With all of the construction, there are likely to be instances of construction related litigation. One particular area of construction litigation is construction defects. Our experienced Fort Lauderdale law firm can assist in these cases.

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Heleski v. Harrell, 2D12-4136 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013):

The Heleskis began building a structure on their property without notifying or getting approval from the HOA. The structure is 24 feet by 24 feet and is separate from the Heleskis’ main house. The Heleskis’ neighbors complained to the HOA that the structure was in violation of the neighborhood’s deed restrictions. When the HOA approved the project, the neighbors filed an action in circuit court to prohibit the construction. Summary judgment was granted in favor of the neighbors, finding that the Heleskis were prohibited from building the structure.

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Disputes often arise over the course of a large construction project. Fortunately, luxury real estate attorneys know how to minimize risk and the likelihood of disputes. Involving attorneys can be the key to a successful project. A large construction project will involve several contracts and must take into account both state and federal laws. Disputes over construction contracts may result in litigation, which can be costly in both time and money. Also, state and federal laws must be followed to avoid expensive penalties and fines. Our experienced, luxury real estate law firm can help avoid these potential issues.

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