Bank mortgage primed by later filed general contractor lien

house construction

In this case, the contractor recorded his contract prior to the commencement of work. Thereafter a dispute arose between the contractor and the owner and the contractor filed a lien. The parties settled the dispute whereby the owner gave the contractor a promissory note for the amount owed. Then, the contractor canceled its lien and […]

House inspector negligence liability greater than contract amount

A Kentucky court recently found that a negligent home inspector could be held liable for an amount greater than that initially agreed to between the parties by contract. In this case, the contract limited the inspector’s liability for negligence to $200, the cost of the inspection. The court refused to enforce this provision in the contract, finding to do […]