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Construction contracts could be challenging and difficult to read but learning the basic terms can really make a difference. On October 17th, John Caravella was invited to speak at the AIA Contract Document Workshop where he was able to share his knowledge about Construction Contract Interpretation and Fundamentals. In this specific article, we share simplified… Read more »

Deck Inspection Resources (2020) by Frank Woeste, P. E., Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech. Spring is a great time to inspect your deck to make sure it is safe for continued use by your family and friends. The inspection resources listed herein should be useful for accomplishing a meaningful inspection of an existing deck for occupant… Read more »

Many homeowners who consult with me regarding construction disputes are not only financially damaged but emotionally distressed, and understandably so. Our homes are not only our biggest financial investments but our sanctuaries, and misconduct by unscrupulous contractors that damages those sanctuaries makes us feel that we have no place of safety and, in some instances,… Read more »

Within Florida construction law, much emphasis is placed on the “improvement” of real property (real estate). Indeed reference to improvements are often found in Florida construction contracts, and establishing an improvement is required for a contractor to establish a valid lien on a privately owned project. But what specifically are the ins and outs?

The Law Offices of John Caravella, P.C. does not own this content. This content was created by Florida Daily and was published on August 30th, 2023. To view the full article, please click here.  Florida’s Disaster Contractors Network (DCN) has been activated to support homeowners who may need home repairs following Hurricane Idalia. This is a free… Read more »

As most of us already know, briefly stating, arbitration is a private, out-of-court process by which all parties agree, in writing, to submit their dispute to one or more impartial persons authorized to resolve the controversy by rendering a final and binding award. What makes this process unique is the ability, with some advance consideration,… Read more »

As of 2016, there have been over 1.3 million solar panels installed on over 6,560,000 households in the United States. Arizona is the largest state utilizing residential solar energy. If solar energy seems to be so popular, why aren’t we all contributing to the environment? Just like any other construction job, solar panels and their… Read more »