Huntersville, NC asked in Construction Law, Contracts, Consumer Law and Real Estate Law for North Carolina

Q: In NC is it a Breach of Contract if your home Builder building on your lot, stops building, and extorts you for money?

Builder has provably breached contract multiple ways & attempting to now extort us by stopping work & attempting to bilk us out of money for materials purchased to FIX their negligece. They are doing so under the false pretense that this is lumber covered in the contract as "lumber overages", but it's absolutely not. Builder has in fact stopped work and over last 2 months doing almost no work aside from beginning to address the mistakes they made whilst making more and compounding origional mistakes. We have everything well documented & would likely prevail legally, but if we go to arbitration or hire an attorney now, they'll stop all work 100% & cease communication. The only option is to pay their ransom. We know we're in the right, & what they're doing is illegal, but have no immediate recourse without them halting our build entirely, which would ultimately cause us to lose our lending.

1 Lawyer Answer
Ben Corcoran
Ben Corcoran
  • Yadkinville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Without seeing all of your paperwork, no lawyer is going to be able to give you an informed opinion. Take everything to a local lawyer and have them look it over.

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