Residential Construction

In Georgia, Rely on an Affiliate’s or Individual’s General Contractor’s License at Your Own PerilOn May 5, 2020, the Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court summary judgment ruling dismissing a residential contractor’s claims against an owner because the contractor was not properly licensed. In LFR Investments, LLC v. Van Sant, after being terminated by the property owner, a homebuilder brought claims for breach of contract and

Disclaiming Implied Warranties in New Home ContractsIn many states, the implied warranties of workmanship and habitability automatically attach to contracts between builder-vendors and new home buyers.  Builder-vendors are defined as “persons or entities engaged in constructing homes on real estate they own for sale to the home buying market.” These implied warranties provide a guarantee against certain structural defects not otherwise