Construction sites are inherently dangerous places, and even so, there are nearly 400,000 construction employees in Florida. They are involved in constructing buildings, bridges, homes, and roads. While there have been a number of improvements over the last few decades to improve safety standards in this industry, workers are still subject to occupational hazards in
South Florida’s construction laws require contractors and builders to adhere to certain sets of standards to commence and complete construction projects in compliance with the law. There are many ways that a construction project can be “illegal”—a builder, contractor, and/or materials supplier could unknowingly expose themselves to legal liability at a number of different places
Florida is now one of the most popular states to build a home or business. But with that popularity comes a set of legal requirements that must be met in order to avoid any issues with building projects. Despite most people’s and businesses’ best efforts to comply with laws and regulations, problems happen every day.
Construction law is a broad, all-encompassing phrase to describe the legal issues that arise during the contractual and business relationships that underlie agreements for the construction and renovation of a property. Although Florida construction law has its roots in general “contract law” principles, there are many unique legal issues that arise almost exclusively in Florida
For many residents that live in the south Florida metropolitan areas of West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami, an apartment building, high rise, or condominium building is “home.” Furthermore, with the growing development of south Florida cities, more and more high-rise buildings are being constructed throughout south Florida for use as residencies, office buildings,
With its temperate weather, Florida is home to year-round residential and commercial construction. With its constant schedule, it is no surprise that for any given project, there are multiple parties that make up this massive industry. Contractors, subcontractors, laborers, owners, and third-party entities such as local municipalities and investors all have a role with legal