October 12, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- When an owner of a new home is not completely happy, this might lead to finger pointing. Individuals want security knowing their homes are fit for living. When the sufficiency of construction
is questioned, this is when legal issues arise.
For example, in a recent case, two unsatisfied Texas residents are suing over what they assert are construction deficiencies and defects to their new abode, according to court documents. The lawsuit was filed in late September 2013 in Galveston County District Court.
The homeowners bought their residence for $720,000 from a building company. Plaintiffs assert that the defendants encouraged the homeowners to make the purchase, assuring that the house would be constructed in accordance with the International Residential code. Moreover, the agreement purportedly added that all hurricane damage was repaired, and the constructed building was of high quality. The deal also offered an express warranty, according to the homeowners.
Nevertheless, plaintiffs claim in this matter that the home's defects and deficiencies exceed the performance standards of the warranty, and the home is not fit for living. While the homeowners in this case had the building inspected before closing on the home, plaintiffs assert that the defects in question could not have been uncovered by a standard examination.
The suit also claims that the building company did not remedy any defects and violated the terms of the parties' agreement. In the matter, the plaintiffs ask for damages that total approximately $200,000.
When a home is constructed, it is common for many players to be involved in the process. For example, a home project often includes a general contractor, subcontractors and suppliers of various materials. With so many individuals working together, including the homeowner, it is possible for legal issues to precipitate out of the complex project.
Most construction disputes generally relate to payments or work quality. If a property owner brings a claim for defects, so many issues may come forward. Therefore, when problems do arise, it is usually time to incorporate one more participant into the mix -- an experienced lawyer.
lawsuits can be very complex. It takes time to sort through agreements and other pertinent legal documents. Nevertheless, the best kind of legal matter is one that can be resolved quickly and efficiently. A lawyer versed in construction laws can help sort through this type of suit. If you would like to learn more about your construction matter, take the time to speak with a business and commercial law lawyer in your area. An attorney can help you move forward with your case.
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