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Construction Issues

Construction industry in India is booming. With growing economy, the need for all kinds of buildings is rising. Therefore, all construction sectors are experiencing never seen before development. This development comes with its own share of construction issues. Theses may arise in housing as well as the commercial sector. But, you can rest assured. PocketLawyer is here with solutions for all kinds of construction issues.

Legal Provisions Governing Construction

In India, the following laws govern construction issues as well as their remedies:
  • The Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • Building and Construction Workers Act, 1996
  • Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974

Types of Construction Issues

  • Zoning issues
  • Payment issues such as delay or dispute in payment
  • Non-performance of contract
  • Change in quantity of work Claim for increase in wages Plan Approval from government authorities
  • Increase in number of building floors
  • Supervision Issues
  • Compliance with municipal policies and the National Building Code (NBC)
  • NOC from various authorities. Some examples are Water Supply, Fire Services, Airport Authority and Telecom Department
  • Acquiring building license and paying its fee
  • Tender management
  • Liability for defects
  • Insurance issues
  • Project documentation and management
  • Non-observance of safety measures at construction site

Remedies for Construction Issues

The type of remedy will depend on the type of issue. The following list provides possible remedies to the above issues.
  • Arbitration and alternate dispute resolution such as conciliation
  • Filing a legal suit Amicable settlement Referring to Dispute Review Boards
  • Enforcing performance of contracts

How PocketLawyer Can Help?

If you need any help in dealing with construction issues, we at PocketLawyer can help. We will connect you with expert professionals. These professionals are property law experts. You can post your requirement and they will assist you with the entire legal process at affordable prices.

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