Matteson, IL asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Illinois

Q: I had to have my whole house restored after a fire. It was a botched job what can I do?

I was told I would have like material and clearly cheaper, trimming coming undone, closet doors falling off, shingles on roof are buckled, upstairs bathroom leaking downstairs, clumps of putty where it should be smooth, dry wall is easily damaged.

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Robert Shipley
Robert Shipley
  • Construction Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: To fully answer your question, the contract would have to be reviewed. On a general basis, a contractor typically provides a warranty and so the issues you have described would likely fall within the warranty. Independent of any warranty, if the contractor did not complete the scope of work or did not incorporate the agreed upon materials or components into the project, the contractor would be responsible to correct those defects. If there is poor workmanship, once again that would be the contractor's responsibility. I would strongly suggest you contact an attorney in your city whose practice is concentrated in construction law.

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