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0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Agricultural Law, Construction Law and Environmental for Ohio on
Q: 18acres of a farm adjoining to our farm, is building 90 townhouses . They are removing the woods between us exposing our

They are removing the woods between us exposing our privacy. What rights to do we to protect our privacy ?. And what happens if these new townhouses block our well water or contaminate it?

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for Colorado on
Q: Mechanics Lien will be put on my new build if not paid. Home builder never paid subcontractor.

Bought a house from a local builder in Colorado Springs almost a year ago. I just received a notice saying a mechanics lien will be put on my house if 10,000 is not paid to the concrete company. The home builder never paid them. Am I liable for payment? What do I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Employment Law for California on
Q: After how many consecutive days of no work, can you determine a contractor has abandoned the job?

California contractor walked out of job claiming he needed payment, and has not returned for 60 days. Job approximately 90% complete and payment of 80% made. However, many errors on project (ie. contractor painted schluter as wrong color installed, 4" vs 6" backsplashed installed,... Read more »

Adam Stoddard
Adam Stoddard
answered on Feb 2, 2023

You may want to get an attorney involved. Often times I have found that simply having an attorney send a demand letter to the contractor, that motivates the contractor to complete the project in a timely manner. I am representing two homeowners right now with a similar set of facts. As soon as I... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Construction Law and Contracts for California on
Q: We sign our solar contract in August 2022 to buy our panels. The contact states that the work would be completed by

11/17/22. As of today 1/31/23 we have no solar. The panels have been installed but no final inspection and just excuse after excuse to get the job done. The also replaced our electrical panel and left an opening in the stucco for 3 weeks and rain got into the wall and now the living room wall is... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for Wisconsin on
Q: So what are the laws on making a mini jet engine as a experiment at home in Wisconsin

I wanna make a mini jet engine but all laws I've see talk about the real thing, if it illegal for me as an average person then what do I have to do to make it legal do I need a license.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Construction Law and Contracts for Florida on
Q: Can I add a stipulation to a check that finalizes and terminates a contract?

I want to make sure that I my relationship with a contractor is terminated when they cash my check

Jane Kim
Jane Kim PRO label
answered on Jan 31, 2023

Yes, the Florida statute that governs Full and Final Accord and Satisfaction is Florida Statute 673.3111. You have to tender the check with proper notice for it to be effective. Also, it depends what your contract with the contractor says. You can't just write a check for a dollar and call it... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for Florida on
Q: Pool company botched pool renovation. They are unwilling to fix the issues. What are my options? I still owe them money.

I hired a pool company to do a resurfacing, change tiles, light, and do a leak detection as the pool was losing water. They subcontracted a company that botched the resurfacing. The pool is still losing water. They refuse to fix any of the issues. I still owe them money. Can they file a lien on my... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Construction Law for Nevada on
Q: I worked for a property owner as a maintenance/handyman and had tools stolen off one of her properties. She

She had a caretaker/security person living on the property and was aware of the tools being on the property. I do have a copy of the police report in my possession. Who is financially responsible, other than the thief, for the stolen tools? I live in Nevada. We did not have a signed working... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 30, 2023

Other than the thief, the tools may be covered by the tool owner’s insurance policy. It is not uncommon for individuals who use tools in their occupation to insure those tools against theft.

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Banking and Construction Law for Florida on
Q: What type of lawyer should I look into?

I have a written and signed contract from a pool company. We got notice from the bank it was time for the next draw of money; the bank supplied us with an attached email from the pool company which included a completely different contract. The contract had been copied, rewritten, crossed out,... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Construction Law for New York on
Q: I'm a carpenter and sole proprietor with no employees. If I work as a sub for a General Contractor are they liable?

Reading NY WC law section 56 my understanding is that the GC will be liable for any injuries I may incur and that their WC policy will charge them for 1099 income paid to me if I use the NY WC attestation of exemption and don't have WC for myself. I looked into this and WC for myself would be... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for Florida on
Q: What can I do if a contractor has not honored his contract to build a swimming pool in my yard after paying 1/3.

I paid him 1/3 and its been a year and he has not dug not one hole in the entire process. And no proof of ever submitting for the permits.

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for Florida on
Q: What can I do if a contractor has not honored his contract to build a swimming pool in my yard after paying 1/3.

I paid him 1/3 and its been a year and he has not dug not one hole in the entire process. And no proof of ever submitting for the permits.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Collections, Construction Law and Land Use & Zoning on
Q: Dependancy & Neglect case, can you file a motion for Judgment and Order for Possession to get your children back?

Your children are considered your property. In a D&N case the children were unlawfully removed under fraud (have proof) the children were removed @ birth. Falsified allegations in order to get an Ex Parte warrant, then removed the allegations from the petition before the 72hr court hearing to... Read more »

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Jan 26, 2023

Please hire an attorney an immediately. You are in way over your head and none of the things you are thinking of filing have any relationship at all to the legal issues at hand. If you continue to play lawyer you are going to lose whatever is left of your case.

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Nevada on
Q: Landscaping Contractor Deposit:

Work Proposal and Authorization

Page 1 - Deposit = $1,000.00 of $1600.00 total

Page 2 - NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT: If the payment schedule described on Page 1 provides for a deposit or down payment before the Work begins, such deposit or down payment shall not exceed $1,000 or 10% of... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law and Small Claims for Utah on
Q: What are the laws on going through a road closed sign when no one is or has been working at the site for a long time.

I went through a road closed sign that wasn't even blocking of the road on the main road out of my neighborhood. No workers were at the site nor are there ever any workers at the site when I leave for work in the morning and the site has remained the same for months. I was pulled over for... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for Maryland on
Q: How do I know how much of a surety bond I require

We are a construction company and have been asked to build a home from start to finish we have to have surety bond, the total price is approx 450,000 that would be taken on a draw schedule as and when we need to buy materials, how much of a bond do I need to hold for this?

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for Georgia on
Q: RTR act in GA. Am I allowed to have a home inspection done at the same time the contractor has his guy inspecting?

Bought new construction home. Contractor is a fraud (not licensed) hired meth heads out of prison to build this house @ $13 hr w/ no experience. They were told to do work they later admitted they had no business doing e.g stamped concrete flooring, epoxy kitchen/bathroom tops, plumbing, electrical,... Read more »

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