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Q: My question concerns a job site that has has 3 trees and 1 apt. blown over..A tree on their lot has fallen on.

While grading around the trees, root system and dirt was disturbed badly.

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Q: My question concerns a job site that has has 3 trees and 1 apt. blown over..A tree on their lot has fallen on.

While grading around the trees, root system and dirt was disturbed badly.

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Construction Law for Iowa on
Q: Who is responsible for the actions of an attorney without a license from the bar is working for an established law firm

This is about a suit that was to be filed in which a deposit was required and also was subsequently billed and no results or actions wherever taken

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Florida on
Q: On what grounds can a contractor withdraw from a home renovation project and keep the deposit?

The contractor started working but then said he was withdrawing from the project because it was taking too long even though there was no timeframe in the contract he presented and the permit was not yet approved.

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Construction Law for Kansas on
Q: Curious if the question below regarding a new build is a breach in contract on the builder's end? Contract states spec.

We signed a contract at the beginning of this year to have a new build be started. Months go by, it still isn’t even started; much less ground hasn’t been broke. We understand contracts can get hairy, so we spoke with our realtor and tried to see if the builder would allow us to break contract... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Construction Law for Florida on
Q: How to get a contractor to respond to my dissatisfaction letter after Contractors Final Payment Affidavit has been sent?

The tile on my shower floor looks terrible as well as the niche and seat tile. The contractor sent an email to me the next day after the job was completed, 5/13/22, with the Contractor's Final Payment Affidavit due 5/21. I owe them $750. The next day, 5/14/22, I sent them my dissatisfaction... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Products Liability, Traffic Tickets and Construction Law on
Q: wood scrap in their trailer

I got a legal question: if someone is going to carry wood scrap in their trailer and drag it behind their pickup truck what is the height limit for the contents of the trailer?

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Construction Law and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: Can I get me deposit back if a contractor withdraws from the contract before the permit is approved or NOC filed?

My contractor has elected to withdraw from our contract stating that he did not get access to the property and that I refused to make the second payment. I paid the required deposit of over 1/3 but withheld the 1st progress payment as I believe he is cutting corners. During the demo he cut through... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Land Use & Zoning for New York on
Q: Hello. I live in a road that has a shared egress. What is a common road agreement for a shared road? How is it split?

There are 3 owners that live on the adjacent property. One is a farm with 28 acres, 9 homes and businesses. One is a restaurant with 2 acres. I own 1.9 acres and have 2 homes on my property. The farm with 9 homes and businesses has the most land and travels the whole length of the shared road. They... Read more »

Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas answered on May 17, 2022

The type of easement described here is a roadway easement for ingress and egress to another parcel of property. In this case, ingress refers to having the right to enter a property, while egress refers to the right to exit a property. An example of this type of easement is a shared roadway through... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for Arizona on
Q: New build home, took position 9/2018. A/C issues beginning first year. Now vendor says we have to pay labor on repairs.

AC vendor is telling us the leak from the A/C is from a manufactured part. Part is still under warranty but vendor telling us we have to pay for labor. $2250. 4 hours work. Shouldn’t all repairs fall under the warranty? Shouldn’t the vendor go after the manufacturer for the labor? 3 1/2... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Foreclosure, Construction Law and Land Use & Zoning for Illinois on
Q: What Kind of Lawyer do I need?

I bought a home unknowingly there was an open permit pending that the contractor didn't close with the county. Now the County is requesting I close the permit and contractor doesn't have proof of them closing it out. I am unable to schedule inspections due to contractor unable to submit... Read more »

Frederick A. Lurie
Frederick A. Lurie answered on May 13, 2022

You will likely need a code inspection to make sure the work was code compliant.

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Construction Law for North Carolina on
Q: How do we get builder to fix water pressure issues in home?

We bought this home and closed April 29th, 2020. One week to the day we had water coming from the ceiling. Was told it was a tiny hole in water line in attic. It was repaired. We had toilets that wouldn't flush within a month. Washer backed up in shower and almost flooded bathroom. 2 other... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law for California on
Q: Construction: we are using a contractor who we’ve lost confidence in.

We have a major rebuild for which we have a construction loan. Our contractor rarely comes by our job site and the project is run primarily by his crew. There are many parts that have been poorly constructed. Including support beams that hold up our new roof. His invoices are emails that demand... Read more »

James A. Greer
James A. Greer answered on May 12, 2022

Dear Major Rebuild With Contractor Troubles: these types of situations are tricky, and it's nearly impossible in this forum to issue out a set of instructions to you (this, from a 35 year attorney who is a developer and a licensed Contractor). You have overlays of Contractor's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Ohio on
Q: Am I obligated to pay?

In December I contacted a company to build me new porch steps. They said they would reach out to me at the beginning of the year for details. In February we were chatting and we discuss me paying half up front and half upon completion. After sending my address I never heard from them so I made... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on May 12, 2022

If you don't pay, they could sue you. Depending on the facts, you might have made an oral contract with them. But it would be difficult for them to prove the terms of the oral contract it in court. You could deny there was a contract. If they did not give you the required consumer... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Business Law and Construction Law for Georgia on
Q: If a business terminates a construction project early due to non-satisfaction.

I have Micro Mart business. I quoted a company full installation for $8500. They gave me a deposit of $6000. The job included to Merchandise coolers, construction and furniture. After 90% completion, they were not satisfied and asked me to remodel per their request. I was in the process of doing... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Construction Law and Land Use & Zoning for Georgia on
Q: How to acquire abandoned in Georgia

I want a house I can fix up for myself. I’m a 100% disabled veteran

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Tennessee on
Q: How to terminate contract with builder? Builder made first withdraw from my mortgage 4 months ago, but no job performed

"owner acknowledges that if Owner has not obtain adequate financing for construction of Home or if Contractor cannot commence construction of home within 60 days from the the date of this Agreement ( Note: January 11-th 2022) due to a failure of by the Owner to deliver possession of the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for Massachusetts on
Q: According to mass general laws, can I work on electrical system of my house that I own and live at?

I plan to install a solar panel backup power system. I do plan to request permission from the town wiring inspector.

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