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0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Litigation, Construction Law and Lemon Law for Massachusetts on
Q: brought a van from a private seller ten days later cant drive the van cuz it needs a new or rebuild transmission . ask

ask the seller for my money back or can he fix it . he said no , than I found out. he's sold more then 3 cars in a year

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation, Construction Law and Land Use & Zoning for Colorado on
Q: Can I sue my neighbor if the contractor she chose refuses to do the job we both paid for?

My neighbor refused to use a contractor I trusted and told her other neighbor and myself she would not use anyone she didn't choose. We all paid the same contractor in full and now he refuses to install the fence. He claims there are hold ups from the HOA and city but I've contacted both... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for Indiana on
Q: Property preservation laws to safeguard and protect rights of subcontractor

Subcontractor at property police show up say burglary prosecutor picks up charges. Subcontractor has work order and all documents.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Construction Law and Municipal Law for California on
Q: Can a company force payment in full for materials you refuse, even after they had a deposit on the purchase agreement?

Ordered a pergola- which was about $32k, placed a 20% deposit on materials. Hired a contractor through the materials company which advised 60 days later that it would not be able to be installed due to permitting requirements that will not be feasible without a significant investment to restructure... View More

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman
answered on May 21, 2024

The general rule in CA in a number of places/ways is simply, you did not get what you paid for and you are entitled to a full refund. Sounds like they will NOT give it voluntarily. Their position seeking payment in full is not based on any law I've ever heard of. Regardless, their position... View More

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0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Construction Law for Florida on
Q: Is it my financial responsibility to repay for work that was almost done, but had to be torn out and redone?

The contractor failed to get the necessary inspections so had to tear out work that was already paid for and almost finished. After the inspection he's claiming there's an outstanding balance now. He will now redo any work and considers the contract closed. If I want him to come back... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for New York on
Q: Being sued and a mechanics lien by a contractor that did not pull a permit and code found damage.

Signed a community development block grant contract with a hold harmless agreement contractor did not pull a permit did shoddy work and the program in emails said he didn't need one I asked a legal aid attorney to foil code enforcement and he indeed needed one after inspection they found... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law for Florida on
Q: what happens if the lender releases the funds to the contractor without prior approval of the borrower.

draws were released to the contractor by the lender without approval and the last draw was released without a certificate of completion. The contractor stated that the inspections were done but the owner never received any confirmation or request for approval of release or notification of release... View More

Pamela Marie Mori Holcombe
Pamela Marie Mori Holcombe
answered on May 22, 2024

Unfortunately, no attorney here on Justia can review the construction loan agreement with the bank and/or the construction agreement with the contractor as to the terms and conditions and whether the release of the funds was a breach of the agreements. As with many issues relating to construction... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for New Mexico on
Q: Pulte new construction defects

cannot get Pult warranty to respond to new construction defects...at my witts end can you please advise?

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Construction Law for California on
Q: What can I do about a contractor's unsatisfactory repair work?

My house was caught on fire back in February 2022. During the time we were displaced and were renting a home paid for by my home insurance, our contractor stated that they hadn't begun work yet pending permit approval etc. In April 2023 when my insurance displacement funding ran out,... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on May 15, 2024

Under California law, you have several options to address unsatisfactory repair work by a contractor:

1. Contact the contractor: First, try to resolve the issue directly with the contractor. Provide a detailed list of the problems and request that they fix the issues under warranty. Keep...
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Q: Hello, can we file a Mechanical Lien for a job if there are no past due invoices yet?

Hello, we are a material supplier and we have been issues with a contractor from a New York job. Can we file a Mechanical Lien against the job, even though there are no past due invoices as of yet? Thier invoice due date is June 8th. Please advise.

Q: I am ending a job with a company where my rights are violated, I receive insults and screams. Could I sue?

It is a renovation company and this boss cheats, psychologically mistreats, screams without control and insults. The truth is that I live with anxiety and I don't feel safe.

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for Michigan on
Q: I am having a new modular home put in on property I own. The company is denying me access into my new home I paid for.

I recently bought a new modular 5 months ago. The modular home company that is finishing the home is locking the doors and denying me access to the home, that is located on my property. They are saying due to insurance liability insurance they cannot let us in until they are completely done. I also... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Construction Law for North Carolina on
Q: Can I sue the developer that sold me a building lot with poor soil?

I purchased a building lot in a known subdivision from the developer of the subdivision in the City of WinstonSalem(North Carolina). After the contractor dug for the footing , the footing city inspector asked for a soil test. We hired a soil test engineer and we discovered the soil was not suitable... View More

Ben Corcoran
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answered on May 13, 2024

Without reading the contract, I can't answer this, but it will likely not be easy to prove. You must prove that the seller knew of the condition and had a duty to disclose it.

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law for Colorado on
Q: How can I get a company that did not properly complete a job to pay for someone else to do it ?

I contracted with a licensed company to repair and seal foundation cracks, insulate and encapsulate the crawl space of my home. They did seal a couple of cracks, but ignored others, they insulated the walls but not the rim joists. The plastic wasn't properly sealed and is coming apart in... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 8, 2024

This is exactly what your retainage is for. You can contract with the new company directly to complete the job, pay the new company, then give the old company notice that you are deducting the amount of that payment from your retainage. But, if the amount you pay the new contractor is less than... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Kentucky on
Q: building contract question

having a small cabin shell built and the builder wont get the roof done, sub-floor was completed 3 months ago, now only partially completed rain still flooding inside. whole place going to ruined before its even done. ready to hire someone else to finish the job but don't want to get sued by... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Banking, Business Law, Civil Rights and Construction Law for Missouri on
Q: I hired a non-licensed contractor to remodel. He did bad work and didn’t finish I put stop payment on second check.

I paid him 5000 after the Demo because he threatened to walk off if I didn’t give him a prepayment. He demanded another 5000 or he’d walk off midway through the job. I told him he had to finished doing most of the work before cashing check. He completed maybe 60% but 30% of the job was... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for Connecticut on
Q: Can a contractor put a Lein on my property if we did not have a written contract. He wants money for himself

Shouldn’t the money for him been built into his prices, not an additional amount at the end? And again we had no written contract

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for Michigan on
Q: Can I be sued pt2

So I recently did a side job here in Michigan. I qouted the homeowner said amount for a front porch remodel. They added stuff on after the agreed upon quote. Now they are demanding I do more work for free out of pocket or they are taking me to court. I left and refused to do anymore work until they... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Construction Law for New Hampshire on
Q: How can I get my money back?

I hired a contractor to build an addition on my house, the parts he built were structurally unsafe and he caused more damage to my property (it rained and he never covered my roof so it poured in my house for 4 days, he told me "its too much of a hassle to tarp the roof"). He said he had... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law for Michigan on
Q: Can I be sued

So I recently did a side job here in Michigan. I qouted the homeowner said amount for a front porch remodel. They added stuff on after the agreed upon quote. Now they are demanding I do more work for free out of pocket or they are taking me to court. I left and refused to do anymore work until they... View More

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on May 6, 2024

Are you licensed? You are both wrong in your own ways. If you are not pulling permits, it's your license at stake. And if you are accepting money under the table, whose to say they haven't already paid you for the materials? You may have some legitimate ground to stand on in this case,... View More

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