Month: July 2015

Construction Management in Three Sentences

“Construction Management” describes a multifarious project delivery system that generally comprises the owner of the construction project utilizing consultants/managers to help with aspects of that project. The specific roles these managers play and their relationship to the other characters on the project depend on the needs and desires of the owner. Depending on how the relationship is actually structured, managers may advise, assist, or entirely handle components of the construction process such as estimating, supplemental design, scheduling, trade selection, etc.texas construction management project delivery system

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Can Your Mechanic Keep Your Car?

texas garageman mechanic lienYes, sometimes.

A Texas “garageman” with whom a motor vehicle is left for care has a lien on the vehicle for the amount of the charges for the care, including charges for towing the vehicle to the garageman’s place of business. And a person who repairs a vehicle may retain possession of that vehicle until (1) the amount due under the contract for the repairs is paid; or (2) if no amount is specified by contract, the reasonable and usual compensation is paid.

It’s a good idea to ask for a repair estimate and to insist that no work be performed without your advance approval. Most honest mechanics don’t have a problem with that.

In our Law 101 posts, we define terms, phrases, or concepts with the goal of conveying core information in order to set the stage for more involved and complex discussions.