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Insurance in Construction

Insurance in Construction

Residential Construction or Remodeling and Insurance If you are about to engage a contractor for new construction or remodeling of an existing structure you need to consider insurance for the work being performed. The problem is that there is not a single insurance...

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Combating Denied Homeowners Claims

Combating Denied Homeowners Claims

The main reason you buy homeowners insurance is to cover the cost of damage to your house and property. For this reason, you naturally expect the insurance company to cooperate and cover the costs after a hailstorm, fire or other disaster. Unfortunately, this doesn't...

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The Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act

The Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act

What is it and How Does it Work? The Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act (CSPA) is an Ohio State law that in the broadest sense protects consumers in consumer related transaction for example from shoddy workmanship of contractors. The Act protects consumers from...

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Resolution of Construction Disputes

Resolution of Construction Disputes

Construction disputes can be resolved in different forums. The three most common are litigation, arbitration and mediation. Which forum you choose, or which one is mandated in the contract can be as important as the terms of the contract. Therefore, dispute resolution...

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Expectations of Homeowners and Builders

Expectations of Homeowners and Builders

Building a new home or engaging in major renovations to an existing home, is stressful. There are lots of decisions, time lines are subject to change, issues arise that require design changes, material changes or finish changes. The list goes on and on. The stress can...

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Change Orders: Laying A Minefield

Change Orders: Laying A Minefield

During a construction project, whether residential or commercial, nothing creates more problems than a change in the scope of work. Typically, construction contracts require changes in work that affect time of completion or dollars, costing more or less, must be in...

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Resolving Mechanic’s Lien Issues

Resolving Mechanic’s Lien Issues

Mechanic's liens are sometimes essential to construction contractors and materials suppliers. These liens allow them to protect their right to payment. If the property owner or developer refuses to pay for the labor and supplies, the contractors or suppliers can...

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