Frequently Asked Questions About Retainage in Texas

Frequently Asked Questions About Retainage in Texas

What is retainage?  Retainage also called “retention,” is an amount of money “held back” from a contractor or subcontractor during the course of a construction project. What are the purposes for retainage? The purposes of retainage include: (1) To provide an incentive to the contractor or subcontractor to complete the project; and (2) To give […]

Disaster Remediation

Disaster Remediation Contracts in Texas

Disaster Remediation Contracts in Texas In the aftermath of a natural disaster, consumers and contractors should be aware of Chapter 58 of the Texas Business and Commerce Code, which includes important consumer protections, as well requirements that must be followed by disaster remediation contractors.  Applicability  Chapter 58 applies to a contract between a person and […]

Tips for Contractors to Keep Their Construction Projects on Schedule

Tips for Contractors to Keep Their Construction Projects on Schedule

Tips for Contractors to Keep Their Construction Projects on Schedule  A myriad of variables can affect the progress of a construction project such as: adverse weather, changes in the work, unavailable and/or limited resources, changes in pricing and availability of quality labor, and subcontractor and material supplier issues. Given the foregoing variables, assuring that a […]

Common Types of Insurance Coverage

Common Types of Insurance Coverages

Common Types of Insurance Coverage Insurance law is highly complex and litigation cases are costly and protracted. The attorneys at J Lowe Law are ready to handle your complicated insurance litigation issues (first-party coverage, third-party coverage, etc.) by using our strong legal counsel to advocate for your best interests. Whether it be a coverage dispute […]

Voidable Construction Contract Clause in Texas

Voidable Construction Contract Clause in Texas

Does a foreign state’s laws govern a Texas construction contract? A situation that commonly arises is where a Texas contractor enters a construction with an owner that is from another state. In some circumstances, the out of state owner may wish for their state’s laws to govern the terms of the construction contract. The question […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Mechanic’s Liens in Texas

Frequently Asked Questions About Mechanic’s Liens in Texas

Mechanic’s Liens in Texas Q:  Who Can File a Mechanic’s Lien? A:  Original contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, specialty material fabricators, design professionals, and landscapers all have the right to file a mechanics lien if they do not receive payment. Q:  Can You File a Mechanic’s Lien if You are Unlicensed? A:  There are no specific […]

Holdover Tenant: What Can a Landlord Do?

Holdover Tenants: What Can a Landlord Do

What can a landlord do when the tenant won’t vacate? Holdover Tenants: What Can a Landlord Do? One option is to file a forcible detainer action (eviction). However, prior to filing suit, a landlord must provide the tenant with a three (3) day notice to vacate. The three-day notice to vacate can require the tenant […]

Tips for Property Owners When Hiring a Contractor

Tips for Property Owners When Hiring a Contractor

Some Tips for Property Owners When Hiring a Contractor Doing Your Own Research and Educate Yourself. Through the magic of Google, YouTube, etc., vast amounts of information are at our fingertips. Whether your project is big or small, it will be well worth your while to try and learn as much about how to complete […]

Purchase Sale Contract for Real Estate: Disputes Over Earnest

Purchase Sale Contract for Real Estate: Disputes Over Earnest Money

How to make a claim for the earnest money deposit Purchase Sales Contract for Real Estate: Dispute over Earnest Money! Disputes over earnest money may arise when either a buyer or seller believes the other to be at fault for failing to close in a timely manner. Whatever the cause, paragraphs 18.C through E of […]