As commercial real estate publication Western Investor reports, the developer of the 91-unit Ellis Parc completed construction in 2020, but is now suing its drywalling and ceiling contractor, alleging there were issues with the work it performed under their $3-million contract.
The developer has also launched a separate action against the glass company that handled its balconies and building glazing, claiming it suffered increased costs and delays to repair problems associated with their work, according to the story, which notes that none of the allegations against either company has been proven in court.
But you don’t have to be building a multi-million-dollar megastructure for your relationship with a contractor to go off the rails. Home renovations are just as likely to spur disputes, even if the sums involved are of a different order of magnitude.
In either case, the decision over whether to sue is a tricky one that must be taken with extreme care, since property owners could end up throwing good money after bad if they proceed with a poorly founded action.