STRUCTURAL DEFECTS & CONSTRUCTION
WE ARE EXPERIENCE IN CONSTRUCTION LAW
If your property is showing signs of structural problems Poveda Vicedo have the knowledge, experience and proven case record in Construction law to assist you. We have developed our litigation skills to ensure that structural or construction law cases are brought before the courts in a manner that is clear and comprehensive for all concerned. We work closely with our technical experts to ensure that we achieve the best possible results for our clients.
We provide a clear and transparent fee policy:
- Free Consultation – We provide the client with a free consultation where we gather information about the structural problem and possible related legal issues;
- Free Initial Case Review – We then carry out an initial review of your case without charge
- Fee Quotation without Obligation – We then provide you with an estimate of our fee which you are free to accept or reject without obligation.
Types of Construction Issues
We deal with a variety of structural defects and problems for example:
- Foundation Defects
- Dry Rot
- Mold and Mildew
- Termite Damage
- Failure to Meet Building Codes
- Poor quality materials
- Poor craftsmanship
- Water leakage & Flooding
- Drainage issues
- Subsidence problems
- Roof failure
- Health and Safety Issues
- Fire Damage
- Storm Damage
- Poor Soil Conditions.
- Failure of the Constructor to Build Property to Contractual Specification
Who do we take cases against?
In cases involving structural defects the law allows us to name a number of defendants such as the promoter, the construction company, the architect, the technical architect, the ten year building insurance provider and private insurance provider. Based on the evidence provided, the court then determines the liability of the parties.
Frequently people come to us frustrated that their private insurance company has not paid out for a range of damages to their property such as fire damage, flood damage, structural damage etc. We have considerable experience in dealing with insurance companies in Spain and can assist you in making such claims. Furthermore, if your claim is declined we can work with you to challenge the insurance company’s decision.
Act Now – Time lines Can be Vital to your Claim
It is very important that claims are taken within the applicable time limits – otherwise the case may be statute barred meaning that no case can ever be taken for the damage complained of.
The first step to take when you suspect that your property is manifesting structural problems is to contact a building surveyor. Do not wait to see if the cracks are just settlement cracks – get an expert to make the determination. Mark Paddon of Surveys Spain can be contacted through his website http://www.surveysspain.com/
Mark can put your mind to rest by advising you if simple steps can be taken to solve the problem or whether or not it is advisable to consider legal action.