Tampa, FL asked in Construction Law for Florida

Q: Can a pool contractor sue after we fire them?

The pool contractor tried to get money out of us that was not apart of the contract and said it had to be done for inspection. They pre-plumbed the pool then said it had to be ripped out, at our cost or said we would need to pay for an upgraded heater. The county inspector said that they were lying to get us to spend more. I fired them and now they are threatening to lien our home. Can they do this? We paid up to the work done.

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Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Can they file a mechanic's lien? Sure. Will they? No way to tell. Is it a legitimate lien? Again, you will need to hire a construction lawyer to look at all documents and facts involved.

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