Q: Licensed contractor completed work now Customer making threats. Is it civil or criminal as they claim?
Licensed builder in the state of Michigan and fully insured. Recently completed a project for a developer who was building spec homes for resale. The developer had me submit several construction bid contracts which were accepted and payments issued for the work. I completed all work stated in the contracts and for the pricing agreed too in the contracts. The developer has gone way over his intended budget for the home. Once I completed my last phase of work he claimed I overcharged him for the work that I have completed. He showed me other contractor bids who were cheaper than mine and said he could of done the work cheaper. I explained if that was the case why were my bids accepted and you have made these claims after my work is done? Now he has made threats with getting his attorney involved and making claims of fraud! Saying I took advantage of him with my pricing? This is complete BS! He accepted the contracts and pricing and work was passed by inspection! Does he have any case?
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