Construction Lawyers


Consider Using York County's Best Construction Lawyers For Your Case

At BurnetteLaw, LLC in Rock, Hill, SC and Lake Wylie, SC, we offer top-notch construction law services, focusing on safeguarding the interests of our clients in a broad range of construction-related matters. As a dedicated and experienced team, we handle everything from contract reviews and dispute resolution to risk management and construction claims. Our experience includes contract negotiation, breach of contract, and construction defects. The seasoned attorneys in our team combine their years of experience with a thorough understanding of construction law, giving you get top-tier legal support.

Why choose BurnetteLaw, LLC for your construction-related issues? We believe in a personalized approach, tailoring our services to suit each client’s unique situation. Our law firm understands the complexity and importance of construction projects to your business. With this in mind, we work tirelessly to advocate for the best possible outcome for you. Whether dealing with a troublesome contractor or handling a difficult property dispute, we have the knowledge and tools to help you navigate the stormy waters of construction law.

We encourage you to contact us and take advantage of our FREE consultation. This no-obligation initial meeting allows us to understand your needs and objectives better. It’s a chance to see the breadth and depth of our legal services at BurnetteLaw. We are confident that once you experience our professional yet compassionate approach, you’ll know you’ve found the right legal partners for your construction needs. So, please don’t wait! Contact us today and take the first step towards the peace of mind you deserve in your construction projects.


Types of Construction Law Services

Contract Review and Negotiation
Contracts are the backbone of any construction project. Let BurnetteLaw, LLC advocate that your contracts are fair and protect your interests.
Dispute Resolution
Construction disputes can be complex. We at BurnetteLaw, LLC have the know-how to mediate and resolve these disputes efficiently.
Delay Claims
Delays can disrupt your project timeline. We can help you navigate delay claims to minimize the financial impact.
Regulatory Compliance
Compliance is critical in construction. We help you meet all legal standards, helping you avoid hefty fines.
Construction Liens
Dealing with construction liens can be complicated. Let BurnetteLaw, LLC handle the legal intricacies for you.
Construction Defects
Defects can result in significant losses. Count on BurnetteLaw, LLC to hold liable parties accountable and safeguard your investment.

Navigating construction law in the Rock Hill, SC area? Let BurnetteLaw, LLC be your guide. Contact us today for skilled legal support. We’re here to help you!


Experienced Construction Lawyers Helping You

Knowing your rights in construction law is critical, whether you’re a property owner, contractor, or developer. This knowledge safeguards your interests and helps you navigate the intricate world of construction-related issues, from contract negotiations and dispute resolution to dealing with construction defects and delay claims. At BurnetteLaw, LLC in Rock Hill, SC and Lake Wylie, SC, we’re committed to empowering you with this knowledge and advocating that you are well-protected against potential legal pitfalls in construction projects.

Securing solid legal representation from BurnetteLaw, LLC can be your best defense and strategy in managing the complexities of construction law. Our team has the experience and commitment to guide you through all stages of your construction project, advocating compliance with regulations, and handling any personal injury or property damage claims that may arise. Don’t navigate the complex terrain of construction law alone; let BurnetteLaw, LLC in Rock Hill, SC be your trusted legal ally.

FAQs About Construction Law

What should I do if my home has a construction defect?

If a contractor or builder performs defective construction on your property, you may be able to recover the cost of repairs and completion under South Carolina law. Contractors have a duty by law and often by contract to perform construction in a workmanlike manner that is in accordance with industry standards. Having an experienced construction attorney will help you avoid common legal pitfalls and advocate that you are afforded your full legal rights.

What do I need to know before signing a home building or contracting agreement?

It is very important to understand a building/contracting agreement before signing it because the agreement often will establish the rights and obligations of the parties. The language in the contract can determine whether the builder can adjust the price of a project, who is responsible for paying subcontractors, the deadline of a project, limitations of liability, how any disputes will be handled, whether a party may terminate the project, and many other essential components. You especially should consider how the contract will affect your rights in the event that a project falls apart. Too often, homeowners will not read a building agreement until an issue happens. Make sure that you know what you are agreeing to upfront.

How long do I have to bring a construction lawsuit?

South Carolina law allows a party to bring a legal action up to three years after a contract is breached. In regard to construction defects, this time typically begins when a homeowner discovers, or should have reasonably discovered, an existing defect. It is imperative that you do not the exceed three-year time limit or you will be barred from bringing the action. South Carolina law also prevents a party from bringing an action on a construction defect that has existed for over eight years, regardless of when the defect was discovered.

What should I do if subcontractors are asking me for money that I’ve already paid to the contractor?

There are occurrences where a contractor will collect the full contract price from a homeowner for a building project, then the homeowner subsequently discovers that the contractor did not pay the subcontractors. When this happens, subcontractors often will approach the homeowner seeking payment for their services. The homeowner first should look to the building agreement with the contractor to determine who is responsible for paying the subcontractors. If the contractor is responsible, and the homeowner has paid all money owed to the contractor, South Carolina law generally will protect the homeowner from payment claims brought against them by the subcontractors. But if the homeowner owes any outstanding balance to the contractor, the subcontractors may be able to collect from the homeowner directly, up to the amount of the balance owed to the contractor.

What if I discover that my general contractor/builder is not licensed?

A professional contractor in South Carolina must be licensed to perform general contracting work for any project that costs five thousand dollars or more. Homeowners always should check to be sure that any contractor with whom they contract is licensed to perform residential general contracting work in the state of South Carolina. However, homeowners often will trust a builder’s “expertise” or reasonably rely on a builder holding itself out to be a general contractor. Performing unlicensed general contracting work is unlawful, and a homeowner may have actions against the contractor.  The attorneys at BurnetteLaw, LLC can assist you with matters regarding unlicensed contractors.

Can I get my money back if I’m not satisfied with my contractor/builder?

Another common situation during the pendency of a project is that a homeowner will become dissatisfied with the quality or the progress of the work being performed. If the work is significantly below the level of the homeowner’s reasonable expectations, the homeowner no longer may want the contractor to continue working or wish to hire another contractor. In this situation, it is important for the homeowner to review carefully the terms of the building agreement to determine whether the contract may be terminated and what costs, if any, may be recovered from the contractor. If the work is defective to the point that no reasonable homeowner would allow the contractor to continue, a Court may find that the contractor has breached the contract. This can allow the homeowner to recover the costs to remedy the defective work and complete the project using a different contractor.

What if my contractor/builder abandons my project?

If a contractor abandons a project, the homeowner should document the abandonment to the best of his/her ability. Construction cases often are decided by the question of whether a contractor abandoned the project or was fired. This issue can determine which party breached the contract. It is best to hold discussions in writing with a contractor who is showing signs of leaving a project, or follow up any important conversations with a written confirmation.

Can I recover court costs and attorney fees from a builder/contractor?

Homeowners who have had their property damaged by a contractor often feel that they should be entitled to recover the costs and fees necessary to bring an action against a party who clearly has wronged them. Whether these fees may be recovered is usually determined by the language of the contract. It is common for building agreements to contain a provision that in the event of a dispute, the prevailing party is entitled to costs and attorney fees. The construction lawyers at BurnetteLaw, LLC can advise a potential client on whether the likely recovery in a case will justify the costs involved.

“I have had the pleasure of using Charlie and Baxter several times over the past few years. When I had a legal dispute with a builder, Charlie’s extensive knowledge saved me an enormous amount of time and money. When I needed contracts drafted for some commercial property I own, Charlie and his team delivered.

Contracts and laws can be intimidating and overwhelming, and having attorneys on your side who have as much experience as Charlie and Baxter do is a must! Without a doubt, there isn’t a better legal team in the area.

There isn’t much I can do other than say THANK YOU to the team at Burnette Law!”

– Robert Hoover


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Navigating construction law can be complex and challenging, but you don't have to do it alone. At BurnetteLaw, LLC in Rock Hill, SC and Lake Wylie, SC, we stand ready to be your trusted legal partner.

Our seasoned team of legal professionals is committed to providing personalized, high-quality legal services, whether you're facing issues related to contract negotiations, construction defects, regulatory compliance, or any other construction-related matter.

Don't let legal issues stall your construction project or impact your business. Contact us today, and let's work together to find effective legal solutions tailored to your needs. Remember, at BurnetteLaw, LLC, your success is our success. We're on your side.

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