We had a contractor come in to remove existing framing and put in new framing per plans. Most of the studs are anywhere from 13 to 21 inches apart and warped studs, per inspector. He also did not follow plans. We do not want this contractor back on the property. Can we sue for labor and cost of... Read more »
An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. A civil litigation attorney should be able to handle a straightforward one. If the matter is highly technical with engineering or architectural attributes, there are construction law attorneys. Good luck
Hello. It is really going to depend on the exact wording of the contract, specifically as to dates and time for completion. You should set up a free consultation with a contract attorney, have them go over the wording of the contract, and tell you what your options are. My firm provides such...Read more »
AUSTIN TEXAS: I have paid the full amount to the general contractor ($17.5K) but they have not paid the subcontractor for over 3 weeks. They ignored texts/calls and so the subcontractor stopped by our house to let us know that they are going to file a lien against our house.
If the contract had an arbitration clause, then provide notice to commence that. If it didn't, contractor doesn't have to agree to arbitration. But the contractor might not have complied with all the required consumer protection clauses in the contract, which might render it void and...Read more »
Please consult with a lawyer about the specifics of your case. Also, if you have been sued and served with paperwork, please know that you have a limited period of time in which to file an Answer (respond to the lawsuit) so please make sure you do so within that time period.
The last time a general contractor (solar installer) did work on my home was nearly seven months ago. Due to number of reasons (incl. breaching terms of their contract, misrepresentation of good & services, poor workmanship, gross overcharging, damaging property, etc), I requested to stop work... Read more »
Speak with a litigation attorney in your area. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]
Una de las partes implicadas construyó la pared medianera hace varios años. La otra parte que no aportó a la construcción alega el muro esta cediendo. El muro no ha sido examinado por un perito en construcción y aparenta estar en buen estado. La parte peticionaria solicita al Tribunal la parte... Read more »
La respuesta a su pregunta depende en dónde se construyó la pared medianera. Si se halla en el terreno de una de las partes, ese dueño es quien debe asumir el costo. Si se halla en el medio exacto entre ambas propiedades (o sea, que la pared medianera toca ambas propiedades, ambos dueños...Read more »
You can sue for breach of contract if the company is not fulfilling its terms of the bargain. Unless a specific time period is specified (or a time is of the essence clause was put into your contract), the court would interpret the time of completion as a "reasonable time."
Dec. 3, 2021 I signed a contract with Hydrotech pools for building a pool in my backyard.
Now this company does not exist anymore. All the people I had contact with are not at the company anymore. I was at their office and it was empty, like abandoned. I paid everything except an amount of... Read more »
You probably can't sue the owner, assuming the company is a limited liability company (LLC) or corporation; that's what limited liability is all about. While there are possible scenarios under which you might be able to "pierce the corporate veil". it's not likely that you...Read more »
It depends. Each contract and situation will need to be evaluated on its own. Were you personally damaged by this contractor? In order to bring an action against someone, you would have to have standing (i.e. a party to the contract). Please feel free to contact me to discuss.
We moved into a new build home last September and immediately ran into drainage issues in our backyard. When we asked about the issue with standing water, we were told the grade had been certified and they wont do anything for us. We later found out that our neighbors had the same issue and the... Read more »
I have come across this issue multiple times with new builds and in most of the situations the homeowners have received the same response from the company. I would need to know a bit more information about where you property is located and who the builder is, but if the drainage...Read more »
I've been dealing with a general contractor (that installed solar panels on my roof) ever since February. Loan company released funds and fully paid them off before the project was finished. I've been making loan payment for past few months. I recently received notice from contractor,... Read more »
You need an attorney to guide you through this. It is very important that you understand, among other things, your agreement with the contractor and how the project is being financed. Speak with an attorney today. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as...Read more »
Homeowner in Texas. I contracted with (name withheld) for concrete and electrical work. I paid 50% upon signing. Work started 5 weeks after the estimated start date. They worked 3 days (some light excavation) and then all communication abruptly ceased 3 weeks ago. The contractor is unreachable by... Read more »
If I were to take this case, I would start by reading your contract and creating an effective litigation strategy. After outlining the strategy, I would move forward with the plan. It looks like you have taken a few steps already, but it does not look like you have taken any formal steps. If your...Read more »
You've provided some good information here, but more is needed (e.g., what does the contract or agreement state on this issue?). Don't share more here; instead, speak with a local attorney. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for...Read more »
Yes, you can ask for receipts. No, it is not illegal to share them. But it depends on what your contract with the contractor says. The contractor might still refuse to share them. If there is a dispute over payment to the contractor, then use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local construction...Read more »
The contractor already accepted the money from the manufactured home company where we got the loan through to do the work on the septic system. Now he says because his mini excavator cannot penetrate The Rock underneath the dirt that we're going to have to spend an extra $2000 to put in an... Read more »
That depends on the wording of your contract with the contractor and what it says about subsurface soil conditions and the allocation of risks. You should take your written contract to an experienced construction law attorney for a consultation. If the contract is not overly long, you should be...Read more »
We paid a designer for a house plan that we are not using. This is not an architect it is an out of state designer. He was paid upfront for use of the plan and then unexpectedly sent a large bill for edits he did to the plan. We are going a completely different direction and will not be using... Read more »
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