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Common types of construction disputes

On Behalf of | Jan 23, 2020 | Construction Law |

There are many construction projects occurring in the Portland area every day. These projects include the construction of large office or apartment buildings, new homes, major renovations and small residential projects. There is a process to all of these projects regardless of type or size of the project. Obviously larger projects are more complex and involve many subcontractors of various disciplines, which can lead to more construction disputes, but there can be disputes that arise in smaller residential projects as well.

There are many different types of disputes that can arise as well, but some are more common than others. One common dispute is over the specifications and scope of the work. Interpretations of the work to be performed can vary between various parties. These types of disputes can arise between a contractor and the owner and also occur between contractors and subcontractors. Another common type of dispute is over construction defects, which usually result because of negligence or a breach of contract claim.

Construction projects can be very costly due to the amount of labor required, the types and amount of the materials and equipment needed to complete the project properly and other aspects. If something is done incorrectly the results can significantly increase the costs of the project, which is when disputes arise. These disputes can be very complex and costly as well. However, if successful the negligent party will be required to compensate the other party for the mistakes made and the extra costs incurred as a result.

As there are many construction projects each year in the Portland area, there are also many construction disputes as well. Mistakes made by contractors, sub-contractors and others involved in the project can result in additional costs, which can be very detrimental to the person incurring them. However, people or companies that find themselves in this unfortunate position may be able to receive compensation from those at fault. Experienced attorneys understand this complex area of law and may be a useful resource.