Tips & Traps – Partial Payment from the 10% Holdback
Things Left Unsaid – Determining Price Adjustment resulting from Scope Changes
It’s common for the parties to a construction contract to focus on the price of the work to be performed. Less attention is often given to the method of calculating changes to the price for alterations to the scope of work. Uncertainty in this area can lead to a major [...] Read More
“A rose by any other name? Not so!”: The critical role of “improvement” in the Builders’ Lien Act
Do you know if the nature of your construction work on a project allows you to register a valid builders’ lien? You might be surprised to hear that not all types of work give rise to lien rights. In order for you to register a [...] Read More
Estimates: How Important Are They Really?
Summary Judgment: Shortcut to Payment?
Trial dates are years away. The cost of full-blown litigation is foreboding. You can’t afford to wait years to be paid for your hard work on construction jobs. Are there options to obtain judgment for your claims without the delay and expense of a full trial? Field Law thinks [...] Read More
Mistakes and Builders’ Liens: Fixable or Fatal?
Builders’ liens are a great tool for the unpaid contractor, subcontractor and supplier. It gives you leverage over a project, even if you’re only owed a small amount. But the simple one-page form is much more complicated than it appears, and what might be seen as a harmless mistake [...] Read More