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South Carolina Construction Defect Attorneys

How Do Construction Defects Occur?

As a healthy local economy and the natural appeal of our area continues to draw in new residents and businesses, architects, builders, and contractors face heavy competition and keep a fast pace in staying ahead with the latest developments. Unfortunately, in the rush to erect new buildings and to complete restoration projects, defects become more common—creating liability and resulting in losses for property owners. At The Anastopoulo Law Firm, our construction defect attorneys in South Carolina can help you hold responsible parties accountable when these situations occur.

Get in touch with us today at (888) 313-5984 for a free consultation regarding your case.

Condo & Housing Defect Litigation

According to a report by the Community Associations Institute, construction defects occur more often in condominium projects than in townhomes and single-family residences. From plumbing and electrical issues to structural problems, costly damages can occur that may also pose risks to residents’ health. Anastopoulo Law Firm has the experience and resources needed to help you with your condo or housing construction defect case. Many of these claims can be settled out of court through direct negotiation, and the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney can be a great asset.

Representing Commercial Property Owners

In general, construction defects occur as the result of poor workmanship in the design or construction of a commercial property or when those associated with the building fail to adhere to the buyer’s specifications. According to the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI), whereas some cases involve defects that have to do with the aesthetics of the building’s appearance or the way in which portions of it can be used, others deal with defects that can be potentially dangerous, causing the structure to fail and resulting in property damages and injuries.

At Anastopoulo Law Firm our South Carolina construction defect attorneys represent the rights and interests of commercial property owners. Whether the project in question involves commercial office buildings, assembly and manufacturing plants, condominiums, or subdivisions, we can help hold negligent parties responsible for defects that create liability and cost property buyers money.

Those who can be held accountable in these cases include:

  • Architects and engineers
  • Construction companies
  • Independent contractors
  • Building suppliers and installers
  • Subcontractors working through utility companies

Holding Negligent Parties Accountable

Each state has its own laws when it comes to building regulations and liability when construction defects occur.

Litigation over these defects generally stems from the following:

  • Negligence on the part of the builder, contractor, or subcontractor and their suppliers
  • Breach of contract, for failing to adhere to the agreed upon terms for the project
  • Breach of warranty, whether specifically stated or implied
  • Misrepresentation or fraud, in which there is an overt attempt to deceive the property owner on the part of the builder or the contractor

Section 38 of the South Carolina Code provides protection against structural and other defects through the insurance policy issued on the property. In addition, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit against a specific company through construction defect litigation in court. Under South Carolina’s Statute of Limitations, you have up to eight years to file a claim for damages arising out of losses due to general construction defects and unsafe conditions.

Get Help Today

At Anastopoulo Law Firm we provide the professional, experienced legal representation you need when construction defects occur. Contact our office today to request a consultation at one of our seven offices throughout South Carolina.

We can be reached online or by phone at (888) 313-5984.

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