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How to resolve construction disputes

On Behalf of | Mar 3, 2022 | Construction Law, Mediation

Are you involved in a construction dispute in Tennessee? This can be a very costly and time-intensive issue. You want to finish your construction project on time and under budget, so any disputes that arise can threaten the success of your plan. There are a number of ways that you can resolve these kinds of problem.

What are the most common construction disputes?

Disputes can happen over issues such as going over budget, either in terms of time or money. If a contractor can’t give you an adequate explanation of why this is happening, you may be suspicious. Other issues may include persistent arguments over design, project safety or the materials being used. These can all lead to delays that hamper the progress of the project. You need to act quickly to resolve them.

What methods can you use to solve them?

Construction disputes arise for a number of reasons, but they can normally be solved through a process of mediation. This is a tactic that is far more efficient to resort to than going straight to the judicial system. Sitting down with the other party and coming to an agreement saves time, energy and money.

Another method that you can use to solve an ongoing construction dispute is arbitration. Like mediation, it allows you to avoid having to go to court.

Making use of professional arbitration or mediation is a smart move to keep your dispute from going public. It will also spare you the prospect of having an adverse judgment lodged against you by a court. If you can resolve the issue with the other party, you can get the project back on time and under budget.