In California, an apartment complex hired an outside contractor to paint the fence. The hired contractor negligently sprayed the fence without covering any cars along the fence. My truck is covered in paint overspray. The landlord is pointing fingers at the contractor to be liable, and the... View More
Under California law, the primary responsibility for damages caused by negligence typically falls on the party who directly caused the damage, in this case, the contractor. Given that the contractor admits to the negligence leading to the paint overspray on your truck, they would be the first party...View More
I was driving down a dark road and an aluminum construction sign was in the right lane. I couldn’t merge left because cars were coming. I hit the sign and it flew off the road. I briefly stopped to see if it hit anybody or anything. I couldn’t see anything or hear any yelling. I then turned the... View More
Under California law, if you have entered into a lump sum contract with a HUD or RD rider limiting the general contractor's (GC) profit to 14%, but suspect they are making more, you have certain rights to review documentation. The lump sum based on unit price should have clear, itemized...View More
Built in 2019, added extra piers to ensure the foundation was good ($5600 extra). House begins to crack on inside and outside. Call builder out, they say it’s normal settling. Ok. It gets worse, fireplace coming off wall, huge cracks outside, no door will stay shut or lock. Builder claims... View More
It depends upon the terms of your contract, when your claim accrued, and when you discovered--or by exercising reasonable diligence should have discovered--the material facts giving rise to your claim. The date of substantial completion of your home may trigger what is called the "statute of...View More
I own a plumbing business. I agreed to a bid price for a job almost 2 years ago. It's a long term job, since then, the cost of materials and labor has gone up significantly. I told the customer it was going to cost an additional amount to finish the job due to my costs going up. He refused... View More
Roofing debris was all over my yard and pool. Fence was damaged, gutters damaged. Pool was covered by us for the winter so not sure if nails have fallen into pool. Pool has a vinyl liner. I have made the roofing company aware of the issues but nothing has been done. I paid 40% down. What is my... View More
They built 3 homes last year behind mine, yard floods ever since. Builder acknowledged a repair needed to be done but would only pay for half. I don’t have that kind of money for starters and I don’t feel I should have to pay to fix a problem they caused. Do I have any ground to do anything?
Had them come out 2 times said they would fix it and nothing it cost me 32000.00 and still nothing has been done and the door they put on don't work rocks under the stuff they put down to keep the moisture out is messed up and still have moisture that has ruined my stuff I don't want to... View More
I received a quote - one to assess damage in my home, and one with a range of what those damages might cost to repair. Contractor arrived to assess damage, which ended up being minimal, and didn't follow the outline of the assessment and separate repair, but combined all of the work into one... View More
Under Georgia law, specifically § 43-14-8, HVAC contractors are subject to certain licensing requirements. While this statute outlines the general requirements and standards for HVAC contractors, it does not explicitly state that contractors must list the company name they work for on their...View More
This message is to inform you of the filing of an LLC for (JC construction) Your willful involvement in the forming of (J and C construction) is a legally binding contract and acceptance of all terms... View More
In California, the enforceability of such a claim in the text message you received is questionable. Generally, merely learning a skill or technique from someone does not create an enforceable right for them to prevent you from using that skill, especially if it's a common method in the...View More
We hired a sub to construct a retaining wall after initial flood during construction, but builder says the wall is the issue and since we used our own sub, they will not cover the damages. We have proof this is not the wall, but their negligence during concrete pour and improper water proofing.... View More
Contract signed Nov 2022. Construction began April 2023. Completion date is still unknown. Glass tiles were installed and they are the incorrect color. Tile company will replace the product fro free, but the builder wants to charge us $3K to remove the old tile and install the new tile. Builder... View More
Typically, the contractor is responsible for ensuring the work meets the plans and specifications and scope of work for the project. This situation sounds as if this contractor is somehow trying to shift the responsibility for supervising the quality of work on you, the homeowner. Unfortunately,...View More
Did seller give you a residential disclosure statement? Read it verbatim and see what it says about the foundation. 1 year SOL from fraudulent execution of statement. Hopefully agent signed it also, for an additional defendant. But you will need to track down seller: location; bank; job....View More
Neighborhood was built by Rausch Coleman and Drainage was not installed correctly. HOA/County are currently working on suing Builders and fixing the main issue. Hole in neighbors and my yard is extremely large and getting closer to my home foundation. It is about to pull down by wooden fence as... View More
I am currently working in Texas, and am listed as a 1099 by my "employer". My employer has a contract with a large company to complete certain services (assembly, etc.). The company has agreed to pay a certain dollar amount for each "job" completed and lists paying me these... View More
My initial interest rates when got in pre construction contract was at 5.6% and know rates have gone up to 7.5% and our monthly payments have jumped up $300+ from when we gone in to contract. We wrote home builders saying that we may be holding off due to high rates, and wait a year or so. Then... View More
The answer to your question depends on what the Third Party Financing Addendum to your earnest money contract says. Whatever financing option you selected usually has a provision that reads "with interest not to exceed ___ % per annum." The Buyer is usually required to apply for a loan...View More
In state of Florida when you build you new home construction as a owner you are required to live there for 1 year period. What happen when you have to move out during the one year period and sell before the 1 year period. Move out due to family emergency and move out completely out of Florida. What... View More
Unfortunately, there is no exception in Florida statutes to the one year owner builder residency requirement for "family emergencies". The exact language of the statute provides that "proof of the sale or lease, or offering for sale or lease, of any such structure by the...View More
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