Construction disputes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but any one of them can turn a business's investment in a construction project in to a financial disaster.
In many construction contracts, the parties involved, including the property owner, the general contractor and subcontractors, will agree to submit any legal disputes they have to arbitration.
Contracts form the backbone of many construction projects in Massachusetts. Many parties, from project owners to general contractors, subcontractors and more depend on each other to perform the tasks they agreed to do. However, a variety of situations can arise where one party to a contract believes the other party did not fulfill their part of the contract. There are a variety of reasons why construction disputes can occur.
There are many parties involved in construction projects, including the project owner, contractor, subcontractors, suppliers and more. With so many people working on the same project and entering into contracts with one another, it is no surprise that construction disputes could come up between the parties.
Construction contracts are complex legal documents, containing all the details necessary for each side to agree on exactly what is to be done, when and how. If a party fails to honor its duties per the terms of the contract or if the parties to the contract have differing opinions on how it should be interpreted, it could lead to construction disputes and possibly litigation. There are a wide variety of reasons a construction contract in Massachusetts may be disputed, including differing site conditions.
The timely completion of construction projects can form the backbone of many essential businesses and housing developments in Massachusetts, not to mention the general infrastructure of the state. However, it is important that any contracts between contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners and developers are honored. When they are not, a construction dispute can arise.
By James G. Grillo and Adam J. Reese of Davagian Grillo & Semple LLP
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Working in the construction industry is a rewarding, but demanding job. Ensuring receipt of prompt payment is unfortunately one of those demands. If you are a contractor, subcontractor or supplier who has not been paid for the work you have completed, there are laws in place to protect you.
By James G. Grillo, Esq. and Adam J. Reese, Esq.