Whether you are the owner or the Illinois construction company handling the project, you will more than likely need to attend to numerous legal and business issues. With so many moving parts involved in construction projects, the potential for home builder disputes is often high. It may be a good idea to take a look at as many of those parts as possible in order to predict from where the more obvious problems could arise.
One of the first places to look is to the construction contract for the project. Regardless of your role in the project, you will want to make sure that your best interests are represented. This may require skillful negotiation and drafting of the terms. If the contract is already in place, you may want to have it interpreted if a dispute arises to determine whether the it was breached, and if so, how to resolve the issue. The same could be said for the contracts between you and suppliers, subcontractors and anyone else involved in the project.
Outside of the contractual issues that can arise, there could also be disputes regarding how the land is to be used. Dealing with zoning issues could cause significant delays and other problems. Any number of delays could plague the project and lead to disputes.
In order to help limit or eliminate the number of potential home builder disputes that could arise, it makes good sense to consult with an Illinois attorney before signing any contracts or beginning the project. He or she could explain your rights and responsibilities and point out where potential issues may come from during the process. On the other hand, if you are already into the building process and a dispute arises, it would help to have a legal advocate on your side to help resolve the issue and represent you in court should litigation be necessary.