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Unhappy With the Construction Work? Seek Legal Advice if You are Dissatisfied With the Contractor.

While there are so many construction projects getting completed without any major problem, in some cases the construction work can go awry. There could be few common reasons behind a construction project going wrong like: unrealistic ...

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How Can a Contractor Prevent Construction Claims?

It’s the dreaded call that no contractor wants to get: the construction dispute. It happens when your company has completed work on a project, and someone finds fault with your work or something has failed, and they request remediation ...

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Your Negative Online Review Can Have Legal Repercussions You Hadn’t Thought About

Most construction dispute cases involve a single suit, where either the homeowner or their representing attorney engages Först Consulting Group to serve as an expert witness. In the case where a builder does not honor their warranty or ...

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Require Integrity in an Expert Witness

The job of the opposing attorney is to debunk the findings of the expert witness, or at the very least, portray the expert as an incredible source. When you go to trial for a construction dispute, you must have the right expert witness ...

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Building Codes Set the Performance Threshold for Construction Disputes

For every construction job, there is something called a “performance threshold” that sets the limits and standards for acceptability. And where a performance does not meet this threshold, the stage is set for contention. Within the ...

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What Homeowners Need to Know about Protecting Themselves Against Unscrupulous Contractors, Part IV: Contract Disputes

Part IV of our four-part series on protecting yourself against unscrupulous contractors explores contract disputes. For more information about Virginia contract requirements, refer to Part I, Part II, and Part III of this series. Part ...

Critical Signs of Mold in Your Home

Are you constantly suffering the symptoms of sore eyes, itchy skin, sore throat, sneezing, coughing or a runny nose? Chances are you may have mold in your house. You can’t always see mold, but your symptoms may give its existence away. ...

If a Tree Falls, Who is Responsible for Its Removal?

Storms and derechos can wreak havoc through neighborhoods, downing power lines and toppling trees. Trees can also topple over on their own at times. Perhaps the soil is too drenched to support the weight, or the tree has died and large ...

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Getting Work Done on your Home? You Should Consider Bringing in a Contract Negotiator.

With the coming of spring, many homeowners turn their thoughts into selling their homes. There’s a reason Realtors call it the Spring Market; it’s their busiest season. It’s also the busiest season for those in the construction trade, ...

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Först’s Step by Step Approach to Resolving Construction Issues

Homeowners call Först Consulting Group when they have a construction problem. Their contractor has made an error, or tried to cover something up, but the homeowner knows it and has already tried to approach the builder about the ...

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