As a Construction Lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia, I have noticed the poor economic climate is forcing more and more people to take desperate measures. As an Atlanta, Marietta, Buckhead and Sandy Springs Commercial Litigation Lawyer, I have seen an increase in claims by construction professionals against homebuyers who are backing out of real estate construction deals. In many of these cases, the homebuyers are looking for ways to blame construction professions for poor quality and workmanship so that they can walk away from the contract and not pay at all, or pay a lower price for work already done.
The following is a list of items that you may have received or experienced that should be considered a possible indication that the homebuyer is considering backing out of the construction contract:
• documents on behalf of the homeowner from a Georgia lawyer regarding pricing or quality of the work performed
• a Notice of Claim regarding your contractual obligations
• a written offer of settlement from the client that changes the terms of the original contract
• a proposal to inspect the building site
• an offer to settle a claim without an inspection
• a request to have a third party, for example a contractor or friend, work on or oversee the project
• continuous complaints about the quality of work
• failure to pay in a timely manner, for any reason
Under Georgia law, if a homeowner does file a claim against you for Georgia construction defects, you must respond in a timely manner. Failure to do so will weaken your case. A Atlanta construction law attorney can guide you through the process and ensure that you receive fair treatment under Georgia law. Do not fall victim to homeowners that file baseless claims against you. If you suspect that a client is pursuing a false claim and looking for excuses not to pay you, contact a qualified construction lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia, immediately.
The attorneys at The Libby Law Firm have a successful track record assisting Georgia architects, builders, contractors and sub-contractors receive payment for construction services. Our Firm has unparalleled experience in Georgia construction arbitration, Georgia real estate disputes and other legal matters that have been experienced by construction industry professionals. Contact us today to discuss your situation at (404) 467-8611. You may also send us a message through our confidential “Contact Us” form on our website. The The Libby Law Firm main location is conveniently situated in the historic Buckhead section of Atlanta.