The Law Offices of DeLoach & Hofstra, P.A. represents contractors, subcontractors, homeowners and property owners in construction litigation. We handle issues involving construction defects, mechanics liens, contract disputes and more. If you find yourself in the midst of a conflict regarding construction, you need to work with a law firm with resources and experience to resolve the matter quickly.
Construction Defect Claims
We frequently represent contractors, developers and homeowners in claims related to construction defects. We also handle cases involving "latent" defects which went undisclosed during the purchase or sale of a piece of residential property. Latent defects are generally related to problems that are not readily apparent during the buying process - like a defective foundation. If the seller is aware of these defects then the seller is generally under an obligation to disclose them. Failing to do so opens the possibility for a civil construction lawsuit. We represent both buyers and sellers in these disputes.
Mechanic Liens Claims
Florida has strict deadlines which govern construction liens, commonly known as mechanic's liens. If you intend to file a mechanic's lien to help ensure you receive payment, you have only ninety (90) days from substantial completion of the work to file your mechanic's lien. You cannot rely on punch work to extend this deadline. You have forty-five (45) days from the day you first start the work or deliver materials to the job to file your Notice to Owner if you are not in direct contact with the owner. The mechanic's lien is valid for one (1) year from the date of recording. If a lawsuit is not filed to foreclose the Claim of Lien within the one (1) year, the mechanic's lien is void.
Florida Construction Litigation Attorneys Ready to Serve You
For contractors, landowners or homeowners, disputes regarding work done or payments received can not only be frustrating, but leads to the challenging work of construction litigation. The litigation attorneys at DeLoach & Hofstra, P.A. have the resources of a large law firm with the customer service and personal attention afforded at a small law firm. If you have a business litigation issue you would like to discuss, call us at 727-397-5571.