Category: Construction Law

Construction Contract Tips for Owners — Part 1

A remodel of your home can be a substantial investment. Nonetheless, it oftentimes shocks me to see the contracts that parties enter into regarding construction. This Read More > ...

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Remodeling Series

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Peter N. Brewer have seen their share of construction related disputes. In an effort to educate our network of real Read More > ...

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Contractor’s Tort Liability Ends at Completion of Construction

In a recent case called Neiman v. Leo A. Daly Company the California Court of Appeal upheld summary judgment awarded to an architect based on his Read More > ...

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Following California’s Right to Repair Act to the “T”

With the increase in new homes sprouting up in the greater Bay Area it is important to understand California’s Right to Repair Act.  The California Court Read More > ...

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Arbitration is no Longer a Safe Haven for Unlicensed Contractors

California Business & Professions Code § 7031 (a) provides, in part, that “no person engaged in the business or acting in the capacity of a contractor, Read More > ...

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It’s a Good Day to be a Developer

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Home Remodel Contracts – First Things First

In my previous blog article I discussed Fixed Price contracts and Cost Plus contracts. I intend to post a series of blog articles outlining the ways Read More > ...

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Insurance for Your Remodel – Something No One Thinks About Until a Catastrophe Happens.

My colleague Charlie Bronitsky has been sharing tips for revising home improvement contracts and working with General Contractors. As The Homeowner, Make Sure You Are Insured Read More > ...

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Summary of new California Real Estate Laws for 2012

The new year brings with it new laws and some of these may affect you and/or your clients. The following are effective January 1, 2012. NEW Read More > ...

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Home Improvement Contracts – Part III

This is the third of my home remodel blog article series about how to protect yourself when contracting for a remodeling of your home. To review Read More > ...

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Protecting Your Pocketbook During Construction on Your Home

This is my fourth article regarding home remodel contracts. If you have not seen the basics, please take a look at my earlier articles ” Home Read More > ...

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Mechanic’s Lien Law Changes

As of January 1, 2011 Mechanic’s Lien law has started changing here in California. Two changes are already in effect and the entire section of the Read More > ...

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Mechanics’ Lien Law Changes Coming Soon

On July 1, 2012, just three months from now, an all new series of mechanics’ lien laws will be in place in California.  This new law, Read More > ...

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