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0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law and Contracts for Washington on
Q: What provisions, specifications, notices, disclosures, must be included in a contract to replace the siding on my home?

Is there a template or sample form of contract that contains all the necessary terms and provisions for a home improvement contract? My siding contractor (candidate) is a young guy, new to contracting, and I am not sure he knows everything that must go into the contract.

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law and Contracts for South Carolina on
Q: I was hired to complete a construction task for a lady. I sent her a contract with scope of work and payment schedule

She has not paid me in full she has only paid me $409 of $2800. Do I have any hopes of getting compensation?

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Contracts for Virginia on
Q: Pool install-can we withhold final pymt until PROJECT completion without penalty? Contract says on concrete completion.

Contract states Final due on concrete Completion but we are getting paver coping instead of concrete. Still a huge piece of the project to be finished. Don’t feel it’s fair to give full payment with a large piece unfinished and unscheduled.

Steven Krieger
Steven Krieger answered on Sep 15, 2021

Contractually, you're likely obligated to make the payment. However, you may be able to renegotiate on your own or with the help of an attorney for different milestones and payments. I'm sure anyone who responds would be happy to help if you decide to hire a lawyer. Good luck.

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can a 17 year old in PA. work in construction? Are their any job limitations to what they can do? Thank you

Can they climb scaffold, use power tools, mix concrete?

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law and Contracts for Washington on
Q: My Shoreline, WA. condo of 16 years has some structural defects that the HOA by-laws state they are responsible for yet,

They will not take responsibility and continue to avoid the needed exterior repairs to fix the issues. ie bay widow , door frame and structural "sill plate" cold air leaks. Flir infrared imagery was performed by a contractor that clearly show defects, yet the HOA continues to abuse their... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Contracts for New York on
Q: Is a hand written contract to terminate another contract legally binding?

I had a contract with a home builder to build a house but things went bad. I asked to walk away and the builder agreed to terminate the contract in exchange for some money which I paid. We didn’t use a attorney but wrote up a simple agreement and signed it. Am I clear of the builder’s contract now?

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel answered on Sep 13, 2021

Depends on what you signed. The concept that a handwritten amendment can modify a preprinted form is true.

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: what should i do if a contractor place a lien on my home?

i do owe the money but i have two problem the contractor damage over 20k of my furniture and the Mortgage company is hold the final payment because of 3500.00 they are billing for work not done.

Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on Sep 13, 2021

For you to get anywhere you want to be, you are going to need an attorney. Mention the term "Materialman's Lien."

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for North Carolina on
Q: Can a GC be held liable after leaving a project and turning it over to a new permitted GC?

I was the GC on an old house remodel where I Demo’d and performed framing and roofing scopes back from Sept. 2018 to april 2019. The owner and I had a fallout and he stated that he terminated me. I remember it being amicable and he brought in another GC to take over the project. I provided all... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law and Contracts for Arkansas on
Q: My husband signed a contract to sell our house I don't want to sell it is it legal

We are married and live in Arkansas

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Construction Law and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: My contractor was paid in full to replace my driveway. He's now refusing to pay the concrete supplier.

My contractor was paid in full to replace my driveway. I provided an initial deposit "for materials" and then the remaining half once the job was done. He's now refusing to pay the concrete supplier claiming the concrete doesn't meet his expectations. I found two places where... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for Tennessee on
Q: I worked a side job with someone and after it was said and done the owner paid him but he did mot pay me. Builders lien?

This was last week so I still have time to file but need to know if this is applicable to a builders Lein? Should I take it to small claims court? It’s for 1000 dollars.

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Hawaii on
Q: Is a contingency contract between roofer and homeowner void if only one of 3 homeowners signed? This is in Hawaii.

Contingency contract meaning contract subject to insurance approval and upon this approval, homeowner is to use this particular roofer to do replacement. In this particular contingency contract, it states homeowner(s) are subject to a 15% charge of the insurance money if homeowner(s) decide to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Construction Law, Criminal Law and Environmental for Oklahoma on
Q: What is the law about distance of a dispensary to a baseball field in Oklahoma?

Distance of baseball field to dispensary

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Sep 7, 2021

There is not one. The limitation is in reference to a public or private school, so unless this baseball field is on school property, then there is no restriction currently.

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law for North Carolina on
Q: Can I sue my builder for not repairing the stairs before closing? He refuses to redo the stairs and seed the acre like

The contract states. He says it was seeded but me or my realtor do not see it was done. The stairs were not properly stained. How can I sue him. It took him 13 months to finish our build.

Ben Corcoran
Ben Corcoran answered on Sep 2, 2021

Without reading the contract, I cannot give you specific advice, but it does sound like you have a case, call a local lawyer and see if you can set up a consultation.

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Q: I hired a painter to stain a deck. He did a poor job & now want to put a lien on my home. What are options to avoid lien

He was hired to completely finish the deck the first time. He said it needs to be stained again and he’ll come back next summer for more money to do it. I refused and stated we had an agreement to finish it the first time. I refused to pay and now he is threatening to place a lien on my property.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law and Contracts for Connecticut on
Q: I have a question abou a home improvement contract

I am a kitchen cabinet refinisher. I have a contract with a customer for a job at the end of September. He called me and sad his other contractors were all delayed doing the backsplash, counters, and flooring. He wants me to delay my part of the job and refund the $500 deposit. He wants the job... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Construction Law for New Jersey on
Q: Trespassing neighbors and encroachments. What should I do?

I recently purchased a property in which my property line goes over a foot into the side of my neighbors house (very rare situation). They have an easement in the driveway because their house starts where mine ends. There is a walkway to the side of their home with no easement and they continuously... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for Rhode Island on
Q: Who has oversight on new apartments buildings that they are in compliance with RI Housing10% law?

10 percent of new apartment construction is set aside for low income housing...

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Construction Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: I did some concrete work for a contractor and he says the home owner is refusing to pay. How do I get my money ?

Contractor says I need to file a lien on the homeowner but I’m not sure who is responsible when generally I’d be paid by the contractor.

James A. Greer
James A. Greer answered on Aug 27, 2021

Dear Unpaid Subcontractor: Your options for getting paid are two-fold: (A) a breach of contract claim against the General Contractor and/or (B) a mechanic's lien processing against the Homeowner. Clearly, you are not "required" to pursue the Homeowner (as intimated by the GC)... Read more »

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