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What is the cause of disputes in the construction industry?

The construction industry in California is an integral part of the economy and incorporates the involvement of several entities that work together to complete complex projects and buildings. Without contracts in place to fortify agreements and clarify details of your involvement with other construction professionals, you are at a much higher risk of experiencing debilitating disagreements. 

In your efforts to strengthen your contracts and create customized agreements that adhere to the unique risks of the projects you are involved in; you can reduce the chances that a dispute will prevent you from achieving a successful output. According to Construction Executive, some of the most common reasons why you may experience a dispute include when there are untimely delays with no real reason for their occurrence. Another reason is if the other party is claiming you have failed to uphold an agreement, but they do not have sufficient evidence to support their claim.  If no one is actively enforcing the contract or if you or the other party are misinterpreting the meaning of specific clauses, both of those factors could set the foundation for a dispute later on. 

One of the most important preventative measures you can take is to spend time negotiating the terms of the contract with the other party before it is signed and sealed. You should ensure that the other party understands the terms of the contract and that you have an equal understanding. Both parties should agree upon what will happen if either fails to abide by the agreement. When creating the contract is a team effort between you and the other party and a mutual understanding is evident, your chances of experiencing a dispute are significantly lower. 

The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. 

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