Work of a construction solicitor in building construction

Construction law involves all legal matters related to the construction of a building, engineering or any other structure. It covers a vast range of legal issues such as negligence, contract or bond, securities and guarantees, liens, construction claims, tendering, etc. It affects several participants in the construction industry like the builders, financial institutions, architects, surveyors, construction workers, engineers, and planners.

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In building construction law, the lawyer undertakes the following tasks:

Contracts:

A lawyer specialised in construction law will assist you in negotiating the contract for the land in which building is built. If there are any issues regarding ownership of the property, then such legal assistance is necessary.

Builders’ liens:

A contractor, or a worker or a subcontractor can claim a lien, i.e., claiming his payment for the work done by him. The person who holds the title is responsible for making such payments. If there arises any dispute regarding builders’ lien, then construction lawyer will provide their assistance.

On-site injury:

Accidents and injuries are a common phenomenon during construction work. A construction lawyer is specialised to deal with personal injuries and accidents occurring on the site. They can handle such situations wisely.

Insurance claims:

Construction lawyers also give counselling in some insurance cases. In case the property is damaged due to a storm or fire or theft, and there are issues relating to the insurance claims, a construction lawyer will help you deal with it.

Conclusion

Having a construction lawyer in a construction business will free you from several legal matters involved in the business.