The number of construction disputes reported in Florida and the rest of the U.S. is at an all time high. This may be seen as a result of continuing fallout from the COVID-19 crisis. Whatever the reason may be, one thing is clear: Solutions for construction disputes are at a premium.
Understanding the causes of contract disputes
Contract disputes are caused by any number of factors. The recent lockdown certainly contributed more than its share of issues. During this time, many construction projects ground to a dead stop. Deliveries of materials and other vital services were suddenly not available.
This led to a great deal of frustration as deadlines for construction projects came and went. Projects were halted midway through with no completion date in sight. This led to an increasing amount of disputes over the terms of construction contracts. Over a year later, the fallout from these disputes is still being sorted out via the legal process.
Understanding how to solve ongoing contract disputes
There are several viable ways to solve your ongoing contract disputes. One of the best ways may be to submit to a process of mediation. This is a process during which you and the other party sit down with a legal contract expert. This person will listen to both sides and then propose a solution that can satisfy their needs.
The solution that the mediator presents is not binding and does not have to be adhered to. However, if you prefer to avoid litigation, this is an approach that can be beneficial for both parties. Mediation of this kind can help you to communicate with the other party in order to resolve your dispute efficiently.