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Handling a construction dispute as an owner or developer

On Behalf of | Aug 3, 2022 | Real Estate & Development

Whether you currently find yourself in the middle of a construction dispute due to substandard work or a contractor abandoning the project, it is crucial to address this situation properly. Moreover, the financial toll of a dispute is often significant, as well as the time and energy that often comes with these disagreements.

Taking the right approach is imperative, and it is vital to go over all of your options.

Trying to resolve a construction dispute

The Arizona Registrar of Contractors provides helpful information on construction disputes. They state that in the early stages of a dispute, whether work is already finished or remains underway, people should try to handle disagreements in a reasonable and diplomatic manner. You could find common ground with the contractor and avoid resolving the matter, but taking further action is necessary in some instances.

Sometimes, dispute resolution occurs when the parties gather at the job site with an investigator. However, this does not always prove successful, and you could have to file a complaint.

Filing a complaint over a construction dispute

If you are unable to resolve a dispute with a contractor, it is essential to do everything in your power to protect your interests. When filing a complaint, make sure you gather as much relevant evidence as you can, and identify any strategies that could increase your chances of a more favorable end result. Try to manage negative emotions such as stress and frustration.

The outcome of a construction dispute could have a significant impact on your business and your finances, so make sure you stay focused.