Chicago, IL asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Illinois

Q: What legal rights do we have against a Contractor?

We hired a contractor almost 2 years ago to do work within our home, they did the work and within 3 months the same issues came back. We’ve reached out and they do patches, we’ve requested a refund and they said they’d send someone out to do the work. They’re no longer responding to our emails/calls. We spent 13k for home repairs. We just don’t know what we can do to get the home fixed.

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Steve McCann
Steve McCann
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Your legal rights are dependent on specific facts that are not provided here, such as the precise terms of the contract and the nature of the issues you are having with your home. That being the case, I recommend you organize everything in your possession related to this matter, including the contract, and consult with an attorney individually. Many of us offer free consultations, so it will not cost you anything out of pocket obtain the opinion and guidance of an experienced professional. In addition, I recommend acting quickly, as you may be running into some statute of limitation issues if you are to plead statutory violations against the contractor if certain representations were made over 2 years ago.

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