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What are the most common construction disputes?

On Behalf of | Dec 15, 2021 | Business Litigation

If you work in the construction industry, you may already know there is a lot of room for dispute regarding a contract. Construction work involves dealing with various contractors, equipment, tools, deadlines and a lot of money.

According to White Cap, if you understand the types of disputes, you may avoid some of the most common.

Common Construction Disputes

One of the most common disputes revolves around the contract itself. A contractor or subcontractor may not understand the obligations or he or she may outright ignore the obligations. Additionally, if the contract does not have precise specifications, the contractors may not meet expectations.

If a developer or owner has a cash flow problem, he or she may try to dispute payment. Disagreements on pricing can be cause for litigation. When communication breaks down, disputes tend to happen. Construction projects have various people involved. You may be dealing with contractors, owners, investors or workers. Communication needs to be clear for all people involved.

Common Construction Resolutions

When resolving a dispute, the quicker you act, the better. You should address any conflicts as soon as possible. If possible, you may try to sit down with all parties and have a professional meeting. You need to ensure you have the full story ahead of time, rather than only pieces of the story. When you encourage camaraderie and teamwork, you may have less conflict. Keep in mind that disputes can happen so that you can create a risk management strategy.

When it comes to disputes, you may not always accomplish alternate resolutions. Some arguments still end in litigation.