A Quick Guide to Construction Defect Claims

by Murphy Cordier Casale Axel PLC  |  07/01/2021  |  News

Every construction project needs a contract. This is to protect all parties involved, especially the contractor.

The contract should be detailed, outlining all expectations. But when expectations aren’t met or there ends up being something wrong with the finished project, a construction defect claim is usually filed.

What is a Construction Defect Claim?

A construction defect claim is filed when a construction project doesn’t comply with the industry’s regulations and standards or meet the requirements or expectations listed in the contract.

This type of claim can be filed for many reasons. From damaged property on the project, to improper installation and more including:

  • Low-quality work
  • Improper design
  • Use of Defective Material
  • Use of low-quality materials and supplies

At the end of the day, the buyer needs to approve the project. If they don’t they will file a defect claim. However, there must be proof for the claim to be valid.

How Defect Claims Can Harm Contractors

You never want to deal with a claim. Contractors who are faced with construction defect claims really see a negative impact on their business.

A construction defect claim can harm the reputation of the contractor in addition to taking up a great amount of time and resources. This slows down business when the contractor needs to focus more attention on the claim instead of other projects.

This is where working with a construction lawyer in Phoenix can help. Our lawyers will be able to handle all of the details of the claim so that you don’t have to spend extra time and resources and can focus on your job.

An experienced construction lawyer, like the ones on our team, will be in communication with all parties involved and work to resolve the issue quickly. Either by finding faults in the claim to dismiss it or conducting negotiations that benefit you the most.

Murphy Cordier Casale Axel PLC

From drafting contracts to reviewing them and dealing with construction defect claims, Murphy Cordier Casale Axel PLC is there to help you. Construction projects can take you on a wild journey, and having a lawyer who understands construction law can make the process much smoother.