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State construction laws cover various areas dealing with different issues. The rights and liabilities of the homeowner are important in understanding these laws. The homeowner has specific rights when doing construction projects. These rights include damages owed if the homeowner sustains an injury (usually a financial one) through a contractor or employee working on the building. On the other hand, there are also liabilities that require the owner to make sure the contractor is paid. These same rights also extend to other related professionals, including architects, engineers, construction companies and managers, and general contractors and subcontractors.
Florida also has a variety of laws covering bids for projects, and disputes about these bids. Bids and projects are often open to public entities and private individuals. In some cases, there are private contracts that only allow certain individuals or entities to bid on a project. These jobs typically have a specific binding contract with provisions to ensure the company’s and the contractor’s rights are protected.