Contract Disputes

A contract creates obligations or duties that are to be fulfilled by the people or companies who entered into the agreement.  A breach of contract occurs when a party does not carry out the duties to which they agreed under the contract.  Depending on the obligations agreed to under the contract, a breach can occur when a party fails to perform on time, does not perform in accordance with the terms of the agreement, or does not perform at all.

Contract disputes can arise in many forms.  The following types of disputes arise out of the breach of a contract:

  • Insurance Coverage Disputes:  Businesses and individuals purchase insurance policies to protect themselves and their assets against loss. In a perfect world, when they are injured, their property is damaged, or they suffer a loss under the policy, that loss will be covered by their insurer. However, policyholders may find that when they file a claim, the insurance company does not follow through on its obligations, or acts in bad faith. Disputes with insurance companies can be frustrating – and frightening. Rejected claims and canceled coverage can be financially devastating to the policyholder.

  • Construction and Workmanship Defects:  Construction defects can turn the experience of buying your dream home into a nightmare. When you buy a new home, you expect that it was built with integrity and is free from any significant defects. If your home has defective construction, foundation issues, leaking windows, leaking plumbing and water damage caused by improper drainage or other issues, we can help you find a solution.

  • Real Estate Contracts involving the Sale or Purchase of Property:   When the buyer or seller of real property enters into a purchase agreement or contract of sale, the parties rely on the completion of the sale in many ways.  If the buyer or seller fails to comply with the terms of a purchase agreement or contract of sale, the other party may have a legal claim against the breaching party.  This type of breach can cause serious ramifications for the parties to the contract if other opportunities to buy or sell were missed due to reliance on this contract.

  • Business Disputes:  Litigation often arises when a customer or client is dissatisfied with a company's product or services, including disputes with contractors, suppliers, vendors or manufacturers.

  • Mechanic’s Liens and HOA Liens:  Liens held against property can be devastating for individual homeowners. Ownership to property subject to a either of these liens is uncertain.  These liens effectively prevent the sale, refinance, or mortgage of the subject property without first paying off the lien.

At Mason Legal Services, LLC, we work with you to fully understand the issues surrounding the dispute. Whether you are the party trying to enforce the contract or the person disputing its validity, we will build the strongest argument possible to support your case.  We are committed to helping you reach a favorable resolution to your legal issue and will work diligently in pursuit of that goal.  Contact us today to arrange a consultation.

Cynthia K. Mason assists clients throughout Richland County, Lexington County, Fairfield County, Greenville County, Newberry County, Calhoun County, Kershaw County, Aiken County and Sumter SC.

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