Construction projects can often have their ups and downs. Unexpected issues could cause delays, and in some cases, projects could end up costing more than anticipated. Because you have some experience in the construction industry, you understand that problems are more the norm than the exception.
One issue that you do not want to have to worry about is other parties involved not fulfilling their parts of the project. As a result, you undoubtedly utilize contracts in order to make sure that everyone understands their roles, responsibilities and expectations for a given project. Unfortunately, some contractors could breach those contracts and cause significant problems.
How to handle a breach
If you believe that a contractor has breached the terms of your contract, you may first want to attempt an informal address of the issue. In some cases, simply pointing out that a contractor is not acting in accordance with the terms of the contract could be enough to correct the issue. Of course, informal approaches do not always garner the desired results.
If you believe that a more formal approach is necessary, you may want to begin by sending a breach of contract letter to the contractor. Reviewing your contract could allow you to determine the details for handling a breach if the contract included terms for this possibility. By having this information, you can ensure that you take the right steps to make your formal complaint.
What should a letter include?
When writing a breach of contract letter, the document should include details relating to how the contractor breached the agreement. You should include the specific section of the contract that the contractor has violated and how the violation occurred, such as the contractor not fulfilling a specific duty or stating that he or she will not handle future obligations.
You should send your letter to the appropriate party, which is typically the person who signed the contract. It is also important that you use the correct method for sending the letter, such as in the mail, through email or via fax.
A breach of contract could cause substantial problems for your construction project. If this happens, you may want to ensure that you follow the proper legal procedure for addressing the problem. Because you undoubtedly want to put your best foot forward, you may want to work with an Arizona attorney experienced in this area of law.