Compliance with Pennsylvania Laws
Sperring Law Firm has experience ensuring contractors comply with Pennsylvania regulations such as the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act, the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, and the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act. Combined, these laws create a myriad of both obligations and protections for general contractors, subcontractors, and customers. The greatest danger for contractors is that a violation of the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act constitutes a violation of the consumer protection law. That means a customer can file a claim for actual damages, triple damages, and attorney's fees. Our firm can help your company draft its contracts and notices so that they comply with these three laws and your construction company is protected.
Mechanic's liens are one of the best protections that contractors have to ensure payment for their work on both commercial and residential projects. However, the right to file a mechanic's lien is not absolute. The Pennsylvania Mechanic's Lien Law creates procedures for both general contractors and subcontractors to follow if they are going to file a mechanic's lien. Additionally, the mechanic's lien law treats large construction projects differently than smaller projects in terms of the procedures before filing. If your company fails to comply with the mechanic's lien law, it can lose its right to seek one of its best payment protections. Sperring Law Firm can work with your company to make sure your contracts preserve your mechanic's lien right, and that your company follows the required procedure.
Even the best diligence cannot guarantee your company will not make mistakes, no matter how hard you try. Sperring Law Firm can help your construction company mitigate its risk through a well written contract, as well as a review of your company's procedures to inspect, discover, and fix defects before they become a major dispute with the customer. If a dispute does arise, Sperring Law Firm can negotiate or litigate a claim of faulty workmanship on your business' behalf.
You offer good work to your customers, and you back that work with a guarantee/warranty. However, you cannot guarantee the world or protect customers from unforeseen problems that inevitably arise with property. Sperring Law Firm will help you draft your contracts so that you can back your work with a guarantee but also try and protect your company from excessive, unforeseen, or uncovered damages.