Fix and Flips

Welcome to Hollington Law Firm, your trusted partner in navigating the complexities of construction defect law in Colorado. As a leading law firm specializing in real estate and construction disputes, we understand the unique challenges faced by investors and homebuyers involved in fix and flip projects. Our dedicated team is here to provide you with expert legal guidance and support, ensuring your rights are protected and your investments are safeguarded. Whether you are dealing with undisclosed defects, substandard renovations, or other legal issues related to your fix and flip property, Hollington Law Firm is committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome.

What Are Fix and Flip Projects?

Fix and flip projects refer to the process of purchasing a property, often at a reduced price, making necessary repairs and renovations, and then reselling the property for a profit. This investment strategy has gained significant popularity due to the potential for substantial financial returns in a relatively short period. The process typically involves:

  1. Identifying a Property: Investors look for properties that are undervalued or distressed, often needing significant repairs or updates.

  2. Acquisition: The property is purchased, often through cash offers or short-term financing options, to expedite the buying process.

  3. Renovation:Investors coordinate repairs and improvements, aiming to enhance the property's market value. This can include everything from cosmetic updates to major structural repairs.

  4. Resale: Once renovated, the property is put back on the market for sale, ideally at a higher price point to generate profit.

While the fix and flip strategy can be lucrative, it also involves various risks and potential legal issues, particularly concerning the quality of renovations and disclosures made during the sale.

Common Issues in Fix and Flip Projects

When buying a property that has been recently renovated and resold, buyers might face several common issues, many of which stem from the quality and transparency of the renovation work. These issues can lead to significant financial burdens and legal disputes.

Substandard Renovations

One of the most common problems is the discovery of substandard or incomplete renovations. These issues may include:

  • Structural Problems: Poorly executed structural repairs can compromise the safety and integrity of the property.

  • Electrical and Plumbing Issues: Inadequate updates to essential systems can lead to costly repairs and safety hazards.

  • Cosmetic Defects: Shoddy workmanship in cosmetic improvements can affect the property's aesthetic and value.

Seller Nondisclosure

A significant legal issue in fix and flip transactions is the seller's failure to disclose known defects. Colorado law requires sellers to disclose certain information about the property's condition. However, in some cases, sellers may:

  • Conceal Defects: Intentionally hide known problems to facilitate a quick sale.

  • Omit Important Information: Fail to mention issues that could affect the buyer's decision or the property's value.

Code Violations and Permits

Another issue involves renovations that do not comply with local building codes or were performed without the necessary permits. This can lead to:

  • Legal Penalties: Fines and legal actions from local authorities.

  • Safety Hazards: Non-compliant renovations may pose significant risks to occupants.

  • Costly Corrections: The new owner might have to invest heavily to bring the property up to code.

Potential Claims and Recoverable Damages

When buyers encounter issues with their fix and flip properties, they may have several legal avenues to pursue compensation. At Hollington Law Firm, we specialize in helping clients navigate these claims to recover damages and hold responsible parties accountable.

Breach of Contract

If the seller violated terms of the sale agreement, the buyer might have a breach of contract claim. This can include failing to complete agreed-upon repairs or misrepresenting the property's condition.

Fraud and Misrepresentation

Buyers can pursue claims of fraud or misrepresentation if they can prove the seller intentionally deceived them about the property's condition.


In cases where substandard renovations lead to damage or injury, buyers might file negligence claims against the contractors or inspectors involved.

Recoverable Damages

Successful claims can lead to various types of recoverable damages, including:

  • Repair Costs: Compensation for expenses incurred to fix substandard renovations.

  • Diminished Property Value: Reimbursement for the decrease in property value due to undisclosed defects.

  • Legal Fees: Coverage of legal costs associated with pursuing the claim.

  • Punitive Damages: In cases of egregious fraud or misconduct, the court may award punitive damages to punish the wrongdoer.

Recognizing the Need for Legal Assistance

Identifying when to seek legal help can be crucial in protecting your investment and ensuring you receive fair compensation for any issues. You should contact Hollington Law Firm if you experience:

  • Unresolved Defects: Discovering significant issues with the property that were not disclosed or properly addressed.

  • Misrepresentation: Suspecting that the seller or contractor misrepresented the condition of the property.

  • Non-Compliance: Finding that renovations were done without permits or do not meet local building codes.

  • Financial Losses: Incurring substantial costs to repair defects or bring the property up to code.

How Hollington Law Firm Can Help

At Hollington Law Firm, we offer comprehensive legal services tailored to the unique challenges of fix and flip projects. Our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to:

  • Assessing Your Case: We provide a thorough evaluation of your situation to determine the best course of action.

  • Navigating Legal Processes: Our firm guides you through the complexities of filing claims and pursuing litigation, ensuring your rights are protected.

  • Maximizing Compensation: We work diligently to recover the maximum possible compensation for your losses, including repair costs, diminished property value, and other related expenses.

  • Expert Consultation: Leveraging our network of experts, we provide access to professionals who can support your case with detailed inspections and assessments.

Why Choose Hollington Law Firm?

  • Specialized Expertise: Our firm specializes in construction defect law, giving us deep insights into the issues and legal strategies specific to fix and flip projects.

  • Proven Track Record: We have a history of successfully representing clients in complex real estate disputes, securing favorable outcomes.

  • Client-Centered Approach: We prioritize your needs and work closely with you to develop personalized legal strategies that align with your goals.

  • Local Knowledge: Based in Colorado, we understand the local real estate market, laws, and regulations, providing you with tailored legal advice.


Fix and flip projects can be a profitable venture, but they come with their own set of challenges and risks. If you've encountered issues with a recently purchased fix and flip property, Hollington Law Firm is here to help. Our expertise in construction defect law ensures that we can effectively address your concerns, pursue necessary claims, and secure the compensation you deserve.

Don't let undisclosed defects or substandard renovations compromise your investment. Contact Hollington Law Firm today for a consultation, and let us help you navigate the legal complexities of fix and flip projects. Your property, and your peace of mind, are our top priorities.