The Wall Street Journal reported in November that home building is on the rise. According to the article, the Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction Index rose around 80% over 2012. As the housing market continues to improve, the uptick in new construction is expected to continue. There was even more encouraging news in a press release from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. It was announced in the fall that, “annual homeowner improvement spending is expected to reach double-digit growth in the first half of 2013.”
Although this is all certainly good news, anyone involved in the business of construction knows there is a great deal involved in building or remodeling a home. As building activity picks up in the Wilmington area, those in the housing industry will want to safeguard their interests and protect themselves from possible disputes that could arise. As a Construction Law Litigator, Attorney Wesley Scott Jones is available to assist clients with a variety of scenarios that builders, contractors, design professionals, suppliers, and owners are often challenged with. In addition to residential cases, Wes is also able to take on cases relating to commercial and government projects.
Due to the detailed nature of construction, remodeling, and home building, it is a good idea to retain legal counsel as a preventative measure. Attorney Jones can guide you through the initial stages of contract preparation so you’ll begin each project on the right foot. Since there are also typical pitfalls that can besiege even the most simple construction project, Wes uses his experience and offers attention to detail on tasks like investigating and negotiating issues such as disruption claims, negligence, and defective workmanship. Wes tackles these cases by evaluating each aspect of the project. Regardless of how large or small the task at hand is, it typically involves these basic topics:
- The range of work that the parties involved agreed to
- The documents set forth that explain the project and work it will entail
- How the contractor, designer, or supplier will be reimbursed
- How the owner will be guaranteed that the builders are doing their work properly and to code
- How any problems with the above-mentioned areas be handled
When you contract the services of Attorney Wesley Jones, his role will be to help you plot a course of action so there will be smooth sailing and no surprises. Learn more here: wsjlaw.com/practice-areas-and-services/construction-law-litigation/. To contact the office of Wesley Scott Jones directly, simply call 919-256-5800.