Real property is the most significant investment most individuals make. Whether you build a shelter for your family or are looking for a return on a business investment, contracted construction projects should go according to plan.
You can expect to spend time and money on regular upkeep costs to maintain any property. It’s also important to recognize that you might have a legal claim if you suffer damage or physical loss from a construction defect.
Where did things go wrong?
The costs of repairing structural damage quickly add up – especially when you factor in any additional internal problems that result from work on a building’s exterior.
Filing a claim might involve construction materials that are defective or incorrect. Additionally, you might need to consider the following:
- Poor workmanship
- Incorrect installation
- Faulty design
A detailed repair estimate is a common requirement for substantiating a claim. You should prepare yourself for an investigation as well.
Inspection and analysis
As part of a cost analysis, an examination of your property will likely include testing to identify the full extent of damage and consideration of the industry standards in use during project completion. And you might face questions related to alternative reasons for the damage.
Multiple parties may become involved in your claim. This is a typical part of the process, though it can add to the situation’s complexity. An attorney familiar with construction litigation can help you understand your options and protect your interests.
No matter the size or scope of the property in question, you have the right to stand up for yourself when your hard-earned money becomes the victim of negligence. Why leave such a substantial investment to chance?