Pawtucket, RI asked in Real Estate Law for Rhode Island

Q: If I have a case against a contractor do I need to retain the property till the case is done?

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Albin Moser
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A: No, you do not have to retain the real estate until the case is done, but there are some things you should do before you sell it. You do need to gather your evidence while it is still fresh, and give the contractor the opportunity to do the same.

First, hire a registered contractor to look at it first-hand and give an opinion about what was done incorrectly. Make sure that the contractor is willing to testify for you.

Then, if you are going to sell, give the contractor you have a case against notice that you intend to make a claim, and give him a reasonable opportunity to come and see the real estate, the work done, before you sell the real estate.

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