How To Proceed When You Are Not Happy With The Work
Let’s say that a painter finished your living room, but you’re not satisfied with the job they’ve done. How would you proceed in a way that won’t end in a legal quagmire? This advice from a construction expert witness will help you sort it out.
Step One: Determine Fault
One of the first things that a consultant does during construction claim preparation is to0 locate all pertinent paperwork in order to determine the scope of work. Then, they compare what was done to what was contracted and look for ways the contractor fell short. They put this in technical terms that are easy to define, which helps resolve the case by explaining what happened.
Step Two: File the Claim
In many cases, construction claims management leads directly to small claims court. You’ll be able to show your side of the dispute and get the payout you desire (or the work you requested in the first place). However, going to trial is costly. Whether you go to small claims court depends entirely on the amount you’re asking for, so be sure you carefully evaluate your claim to determine what you’re entitled to.
Step Three: Alternative Dispute Resolution
ADR is all about reaching an agreement everyone can abide by. The mediator is neutral, but someone who understands the legalities of your case. Both you and the contractor can air your grievances, and the mediator’s role is to help you two determine an adequate resolution to the problem.
Lyle Charles specializes in construction claims management for commercial construction companies. With more than 30 years of experience, trust Lyle Charles in your dispute resolution.