James B. Soble, a shareholder in Gunster’s Tampa office, was asked by the Tampa Bay Business Journal about factors that may be contributing to current construction litigation.
In its September 28 article, “Condo buyers go to court,” Journal writer Jane Meinhardt relates how a western Florida condo owners association has sued the developer and others for alleged construction defects.
Reasons for these types of claims are varied, the writer notes.
Soble indicated that, in general, new construction that was halted and remained uncompleted for a period of time due to the recession could be problematic. That is, as expert craftsmen left the area in search of work elsewhere, it would be difficult for a new contractor picking up the project some time later to know exactly where the previous contractor left off.
Read entire article: Condo buyers go to court: Recession’s impact on construction lingers (Tampa Bay Business Journal, 9/28/12)