With construction of new homes on the rise in the areas surrounding Raleigh like Wake Forest, Morrisville, and Apex (as well as surrounding counties like Johnston, Franklin, Granville, Chatham and Lee Counties) along with continued refurbishment to older homes (for example in the ITB section of Raleigh), it is important for North Carolina homeowners to […]
Most responsible contractors work hard to make construction sites safe, but there are also those contractors that are more worried about the bottom line than safety. The negligence of these few subcontractors can leave employees and passersby at risk for serious injury. North Carolina continues to follow the “completed and accepted work doctrine” that, for […]
Construction sites are dangerous places. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there are approximately 150,000 instances of a construction accident injury each year. In some circumstances, the injured party is a passer-by, but, more often than not, he or she is an employee of a contractor. We recently represented the estate of an individual […]
Homeowner’s insurance policies provide coverage for a wide range of “occurrences,” including: fires, collapsing roofs, water damage from burst pipes, and other incidents which require thousands of dollars to remediate. If the homeowner’s insurance company believes it has paid on a claim where the occurrence was caused by the negligence of a contractor, it will […]
Certain clauses in breach of contract matters, particularly in construction agreements, have been found to be per se illegal under North Carolina law. It is important for business owners, general contractors, and individuals entering into agreements with larger national entities who use standard form contracts to be aware of these contracts which violate public policy […]
Homeowners in Raleigh, Cary, Holly Springs and the rest of the Triangle have faced damage from this year’s tornado, hurricanes, and other severe weather. There are many home repair contractors seeking to do construction work resulting from these storms; not all are licensed and reputable. North Carolina law protects homeowners from unlicensed contractors on jobs […]
General Contractors and Subcontractors need to have some basic understanding of North Carolina’s Occupational and Safety Health Administration standards. Inspectors for the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, which enforces OSHA in North Carolina, conduct almost half of their inspections at construction sites.
Property owners frequently have questions about the license requirements on their homes. Some are aware of the $30,000.00 requirement with regard to contractors; that is, that general contractors cannot contract to have substantial control over construction work on a property that is not for their own residence that exceeds $30,000.00. But what is the impact […]