Monthly Archives: November 2012

Failure to Pay Subcontractors: A Homeowner’s Perspective

Although a homeowner has signed a contract with a builder, and may have only dealt with one person or company, there are a varying number of subcontractors, suppliers, and other entities that may perform work on any given construction project. … Continue reading

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Failure to Pay Subcontractors: How to protect your right to payment

State law requires that contractors (or any person/entity) who have been paid for improvements to real property hold those funds in trust for those actually furnishing the labor, skill, material, or machinery contributing to the improvement (i.e. subcontractors and material … Continue reading

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Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota

For Minnesota homeowners dealing with problem contractors, contract disputes, or defect claims,  it is important to remember that statutory warranty and other protections/requirements may apply to a wide variety of situations involving residential construction work. What are the most common … Continue reading

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Minnesota Contractor Recovery Fund

Homeowners and renters of residential property that have lost money or been otherwise damaged by a licensed residential building contractor may have recourse against the State of Minnesota Contractor Recovery Fund. The purpose of the Recovery Fund is to compensate … Continue reading

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