Construction Warranty Attorneys in Gainesville, FL

Construction Lawyers & Warranties

A construction law expert like the attorneys at Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A., helps people understand the complexities of warranties. Contractors and subcontractors frequently warrant their work by contract for specific periods of time, such as one year or more. For some construction projects, such as condominiums, there are Florida Statutes that require warranties for certain aspects of construction for as long as three years.

Warranty issues may seem simple. Either it's within the time or it isn’t, right? What if the defective work has caused damage to unrelated or adjacent portions of the building? What if water intrusion from bad stucco has ruined drywall, flooring, building contents? What if mold and mildew has developed? Will a contractor or subcontractor’s insurance company be liable for some or all of the repairs?

The construction law experts at Warner, Sechrest & Butts handle complex warranty and defect claims for contractors, subcontractors, owners, material suppliers, and design professionals. Call our office to request a consultation in person or by phone. Our construction attorneys are based in Gainesville, FL, but handle cases throughout Alachua County, Columbia County and Marion County in North Central Florida, as well as the remaining counties of Florida.

Latent Defects

Sometimes, construction defects have existed since the original construction took place, but the problem does not become noticeable until after the warranty period expires. In such cases, the expiration of the “warranty” does not affect the liability of the party responsible for the defect. Many times, it is unclear whether the defect is a result of a design defeciency, or improper construction. Our board certified construction law specialists represent contractors, subcontractors, owners, and design professionals in cases involving latent defects.