It can be exciting to start a new construction project, but unfortunately disputes can arise along the way. Fortunately, however, there are ways to resolve them and continue with the work.
One of the most common disputes involves payment. Sometimes, this is because there is a delay in payment. If one party is not satisfied with the work or if there is a dispute over the amount of the bill, that can also lead to a disagreement. It’s helpful to keep regular documentation of the project’s progress to support the expenses.
There can also be disputes if there are delays. Sometimes, there are delays due to the weather or the project takes longer than expected because there are not enough workers to complete it. Also, disagreements can arise if there are changes made throughout the project. It is a good idea to create a project plan and follow it as closely as possible to avoid time-consuming and costly additions.
Finally, if the person who is paying for the work is not satisfied with its quality, it can lead to a dispute with the construction company.
The first step the parties can take to resolve the dispute is an informal discussion. If that doesn’t work, the parties can participate in mediation where a neutral third party helps them resolve their concerns.
If mediation does not help them resolve the disagreement, they have the option to go to court. A judge will then decide the outcome and the parties are bound by the decision.