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Condo and homeowners association legal services

Many construction companies are in the business of building new condominium and housing developments. Once construction is done, though, the maintenance and upkeep of those neighborhoods usually falls to the condominium or homeowners association. If the construction company cut corners to reduce costs or speed up construction time, then the homeowners association could have a host of legal issues that it needs to work through. If you're on a condominium or homeowners association, then it's important that you have an experienced legal partner who can help you navigate the process of correcting construction problems.

Assessing liability for construction defects

Homeowners in Kansas might have an interest in understanding more about the legal liability associated with defective construction work. Complaints for these types of defects may be filed against engineers, architects, suppliers, subcontractors, contractors or other professionals involved in constructing a home. Complaints are usually filed by the injured party as an attempt to have the defect rectified without incurring additional costs.

Pros and cons of a franchise

Individuals in Kansas who want to run their own business may wonder whether a franchise is the right choice for them. Franchises have their advantages and disadvantages, and individuals who are considering one should carefully weigh these realities. Individuals should also keep in mind that they are licensing rights to a franchise and not purchasing a business. The franchisor still owns the business and may be able to take it away or change the agreement once a contract ends.

Real estate disclosure regulations in Kansas

If someone is interested in selling real estate, they are obligated to let buyers know about potential problems that may affect the value of property, and most states have made it illegal to attempt to cover up major issues. To ensure that a seller has legal protection, it is a good idea to put potential flaws in writing, even if it is not a state requirement.

Our condo association was faced with monumental construction issues thanks to the original developer of our complex. We were cash poor and in no position to get legal representation without a contingency fee arrangement. Luckily for us, Scott Long and Burke Robinson were willing to take us on as clients. Their work ethic, professionalism and knowledge of condominium construction served our association very well. Any association would be well served in hiring these gentlemen to represent them.

Board of Directors - Plaza Gardens on the Lake Condominium Owners’ Association Lake of the Ozarks, MO

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