Texas Construction Contract Attorneys Help Clients Make and Enforce Construction Contracts
Royse City lawyers protect contractual rights of property owners and contractors
No construction project occurs without contracts between the property owners, contractors and subcontractors involved, spelling out their respective rights and obligations. Vice & Henley, PLLC in Royse City, Texas aids all of these parties in creating effective, enforceable agreements and we always stand ready to enforce our clients’ contract rights in court.
Knowledgeable law firm negotiates and drafts contracts for all parties to building construction
Construction projects, whether for businesses, developers or individual homeowners, typically require contracts between several different types of parties:
- Property owners and general contractors
- General contractors and subcontractors
- Contractors or subcontractors and material suppliers
These contracts are critical. Property owners want to make sure they get the home they bargained for at the price agreed upon, while contractors and subcontractors need to get paid. We draft and negotiate contracts that are tailor-made for our clients’ specific objectives and requirements.
Thorough legal counsel address all critical issues in building contracts
The contract between the property owner and general contractor is particularly complex because it must address all aspects of the project, including:
- Scope of work — This may range from construction of a new building to repair or enlargement of an existing structure, but whatever it entails needs to be specified. The contract should also address the potential need to change the original scope of the work.
- Construction Schedule — The contract should have not only a date or time period for completion but also a list of legitimate grounds for extension of that time.
- Warranties — The contract may include express warranties requiring the contractor to meet a certain standard of workmanship.
- Payment — The contract should include both the cost of the project and a schedule for payment. It may also permit the owner to retain funds to pay subcontractors, if needed.
- Dispute resolution — Some contracts specify what constitutes a breach of the contract and particular methods of resolving conflicts, such as arbitration clauses. They might also provide for the award of a specified amount of damages (known as liquidated damages) and attorney fees to the prevailing party.
Often, these contracts are dictated by contractors. It is wise for property owners, and especially homeowners to have an attorney review and, if necessary, negotiate changes to the contract. We are ready to apply our knowledge of construction and contract law to making sure your contract it is fair to you and, if the other party breaches it or accuses you of a breach, represent you in correcting the problem through negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation.
Contact dedicated Texas construction contract attorneys for a consultation
Vice & Henley, PLLC in Rockwall County, Texas represents parties in creation and enforcement of construction contracts. To schedule a consultation, call us at 800-531-6803 or contact us online.