Construction Law Articles

Not All Unenforceable Construction Lien Claims in Utah Are Wrongful Liens
If you need help or would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please call (801) 365-1030 or click here to contact us. A lien on real property (i.e. land and buildings) is a claim against this property for the payment of ...
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The Four-Week Hold Before a Creditor Can Collect on a Utah Judgment
If you need help or would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please call (801) 365-1030 or click here to contact us. If you win a lawsuit in Utah, you receive a judgment from the court, a piece of ...
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Enhanced Penalties to Utah Contractors Who Fail to Pay Their Subcontractors and Suppliers
If you need help or would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please call (801) 365-1030 or click here to contact us. When a contractor fails to pay a subcontractor or supplier, the contractor takes a risky path. Even ...
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Resolving a Contract Dispute in Utah Through Accord and Satisfaction
If you need help or would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please call 801-365-1030 or click here to contact us. Unfortunately, not all contracts sail smoothly without dispute. Often times, one party breaches the contract—or there is at ...
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Reinstatement and Payoff when a Utah Trust Deed Goes into Default
If you need help or would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please call 801-365-1030 or click here to contact us. When a homeowner fails to make payments in Utah, he or she is typically in danger of what ...
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Remodeling Your Home? Legal Tips From a Construction Lawyer
We’ve all heard the horror stories about home remodels gone wrong: contractors who disappear with the check, or the ones who stick around only to leave the house a wreck. Fortunately, you’re not completely helpless when it comes to preventing ...
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Construction Subcontracts 101
As a subcontractor, you probably review A LOT of construction contracts handed to you by general contractors.  Here are a few tips for your next contract review. Bare Necessities.  If a general contractor hands you a 30-page contract to sign, ...
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How to File a Bond Claim
Bond claims are essential to recovering money owed you on a construction contract. And yet, it’s an area where much confusion remains. More than once I’ve spoken to clients who thought they’d filed a bond claim, only to discover they ...
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A Caution to Construction Material Suppliers: Don’t Get Caught in a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Sham
Scenario: You just finished quoting a government project and the contractor you submitted the bid to tells you that you will be awarded the contract to provide construction supplies for the project. However, there is a catch.  When you receive ...
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