Andy, Author at Wyman Legal Solutions

VIP Renovation Concierge Program

Are you or your clients tired of the stress and complications that come with home renovation projects? Whether you’re managing a construction project from afar, lacking the time to oversee every detail, or simply seeking expert guidance for your luxury property, our VIP Renovation Concierge Program is here to make your renovation dreams a reality.

Why Choose Our VIP Renovation Concierge Program?

Comprehensive Support for Homeowners: Our VIP Renovation Concierge Program offers all-inclusive support tailored to your unique needs. We understand the challenges homeowners face, especially those with primary residences in different states or areas. The costs of travel and hotels for supervising contractors can add up quickly. Let us handle it for you.

Convenience for Busy Professionals: For those who lack the time or expertise to manage a renovation project, our concierge program provides peace of mind. We take care of every detail, ensuring your project stays on track without compromising your busy schedule.

Expert Management for Luxury Properties: Owners of luxury portfolio properties can trust us to deliver top-notch supervision and management services. We ensure your investment is protected and your vision is realized.

Why Choose Us?

Specialization in Residential Construction Law: Our founder, Andy Wyman, comes from a long line of contractors. Construction is in his blood, and residential construction law is all we do. This specialized focus ensures you receive unparalleled expertise and dedication.

Escape the Renovation Graveyard: The Renovation Graveyard is a place no homeowner wants to end up. It’s where defective work, out-of-control costs, construction liens, abandoned jobs, and unlicensed contractors go to haunt. With our concierge program, you can avoid these pitfalls and achieve a successful, stress-free renovation.

Don’t let your renovation project turn into a nightmare. Let our experienced team guide you through every step of the process, ensuring your project is completed to the highest standards. Contact us today to learn more about our VIP Renovation Concierge Program and start your journey to a beautifully renovated home.

Call (561) 361-8700 to book your appointment for the Renovation Concierge Program.

Mechanic’s Liens

Mechanic’s liens can pose a serious threat to your home if not properly managed. A mechanic’s lien is a legal claim against a property that is filed by contractors, subcontractors, or suppliers who have provided labor or materials for a construction project and have not been paid for their services. This lien ensures that the claimant has a right to seek compensation from the property owner by potentially forcing the sale of the property to recover the unpaid amounts. Here’s what you need to know to protect your property:

  1. Understand Mechanic’s Liens:
    A mechanic’s lien is a legal claim against your property for unpaid work or materials. Contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers can file liens if they don’t receive payment.
  2. Ensure Proper Documentation:
    Keep detailed records of all payments, contracts, and communication with your contractor. This documentation can help resolve disputes and prevent liens.
  3. Use Lien Waivers:
    Include lien waiver clauses in your contracts. These waivers require contractors to relinquish their right to file a lien upon receiving payment.
  4. Make Direct Payments:
    Consider making payments directly to subcontractors and suppliers to ensure they receive their dues, reducing the risk of liens.
  5. Seek Legal Assistance:
    If a lien is filed against your property, consult with a construction law attorney to understand your options and resolve the issue.

Wyman Legal Solutions can help you navigate mechanic’s liens and protect your home from potential risks.

Do you have a $50,000 or greater problem? Call us at (561) 361-8700.

Essential Permit Tips

Permits are a crucial part of any home renovation project. Here’s why they’re important and what you need to know:

  1. Legal Requirement:
    Permits ensure that your renovation complies with local building codes and regulations. Failing to obtain the necessary permits can result in fines and legal issues.
  2. Safety:
    Building codes are designed to ensure the safety and integrity of your home. Permits require inspections that verify work is done correctly and safely.
  3. Property Value:
    Unpermitted work can affect your home’s resale value. Future buyers may be wary of purchasing a home with unverified renovations.
  4. Insurance Coverage:
    Insurance companies may deny claims for damages resulting from unpermitted work. Obtaining permits helps protect your investment.
  5. Avoiding Costly Redo:
    If unpermitted work is discovered, you may be required to redo the work to meet code, which can be costly and time-consuming.

If you’re unsure about the permitting process or need assistance, Wyman Legal Solutions can guide you through it.

Do you have a $50,000 or greater problem? Call us at (561) 361-8700 for expert advice.

The Hidden Pitfalls in Construction Contracts: What You Need to Know

When it comes to construction projects, a well-drafted contract is your best defense against potential issues. However, beyond the key clauses, there are several hidden pitfalls that homeowners and contractors should be aware of. Understanding these nuances can make a significant difference in ensuring a smooth and successful project. Here are some of the lesser-known but equally important aspects of construction contracts:

1. Warranty Provisions

While most people focus on the scope of work and payment terms, warranty provisions are often overlooked. These clauses define the contractor’s responsibility for correcting defects and the duration of the warranty. Ensure that your contract includes a comprehensive warranty clause that covers both materials and workmanship.

2. Insurance Requirements

Construction projects come with inherent risks, and it’s crucial to ensure that all parties are adequately insured. Your contract should specify the types and amounts of insurance coverage required, such as general liability, workers’ compensation, and builder’s risk insurance. Verify that your contractor carries the necessary insurance to protect against potential claims.

3. Termination Clause

Life can be unpredictable, and sometimes projects need to be terminated before completion. A well-defined termination clause outlines the conditions under which either party can end the contract. This includes the procedures for termination, any penalties, and the settlement of payments for work completed up to that point.

4. Indemnification Clauses

Indemnification clauses are designed to protect one party from legal liability arising from the actions of the other party. In construction contracts, this often means that the contractor agrees to indemnify the homeowner for any damages or losses caused by the contractor’s negligence. Make sure this clause is fair and balanced to protect your interests.

5. Retainage Terms

Retainage is a portion of the contract payment withheld until the project is substantially complete to ensure that the contractor finishes the work properly. Your contract should clearly state the retainage amount and the conditions for its release. This serves as an incentive for the contractor to address any punch list items and complete the project satisfactorily.

6. Force Majeure

Force majeure clauses cover unforeseen events beyond the control of either party, such as natural disasters, strikes, or pandemics, which could delay or prevent the completion of the project. This clause should detail what constitutes a force majeure event and the steps to be taken if one occurs, including potential extensions of the project timeline.

7. Permits and Licensing

Ensure that your contract specifies who is responsible for obtaining the necessary permits and licenses for the project. This not only includes building permits but also any specific licenses required for electrical, plumbing, or other specialized work. Failure to obtain the proper permits can result in fines, delays, and legal complications.

By paying attention to these often-overlooked aspects of construction contracts, you can better protect yourself and your investment. Contracts are complex legal documents, and it’s wise to consult with a legal professional to review and negotiate the terms to your advantage.

Need Expert Help?

If you have a $50,000 or greater problem, call Wyman Legal Solutions at (561) 361-8700 for expert advice on navigating your construction contract and ensuring your project is set up for success.