Business disputes can arise between construction companies, contractors, product manufacturers and customers if a project falls short or if one party fails to live up to his or her end of the contract.
In Nevada, a construction defect is defined as
“A defect in the design, construction, manufacture, repair or landscaping of a new residence, of an alteration of or addition to an existing residence, or of an appurtenance and includes, without limitation, the design, construction, manufacture, repair or landscaping of a new residence, of an alteration of or addition to an existing residence, or of an appurtenance:
- Which is done in violation of law, including, without limitation, in violation of local codes or ordinances;
- Which proximately causes physical damage to the residence, an appurtenance or the real property to which the residence or appurtenance is affixed;
- Which is not completed in a good and workmanlike manner in accordance with the generally accepted standard of care in the industry for that type of design, construction, manufacture, repair or landscaping; or
- Which presents an unreasonable risk of injury to a person or property.”
Construction defect claims usually arise from business disputes between developers, contractors, designers, product manufacturers, homeowners and/or tenants. Buildings involved in these types of disputes include single-family homes, multi-family homes, apartments and condos as well as commercial, governmental and industrial structures.
Business disputes involving construction defects can stem from a number of scenarios, including payment issues, defective plans and specifications, using low quality or inadequate materials and faulty workmanship. When one party feels wronged by another, he or she can file a construction defect claim to seek damages. Damages include money owed, money lost and money needed to fix problems that arise from substandard work.
If you are involved in a business dispute involving a construction project, you can seek legal experience from Reno, Nevada business disputes attorney Matthew L. Sharp. Mr. Sharp is an experienced trial lawyer who focuses much of his practice on resolving business disputes. He has extensive experience in claims involving breach of contract, breach of warranty, breach of fiduciary duty, employment issues and fraud.