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0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law and Contracts for Texas on
Q: Small business that was contracted to remodel a pool for manufactured home complex. They are refusing to pay .

I have a small business that was contracted with a manufactured home complex to remodel their pool. Work has been completed but complex as well as management co won't pay the amount of close to 7000. They have not responded since 10/2021. Recent email from mgmt co states they have no intent... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Construction Law for Idaho on
Q: We contracted with a developer to design spec homes for their development which they would build. Not doing so

Developer is having financial issues and has begun selling our drawings to buyers of their lots and allowing them to bring in their own construction company to build house. This was not our agreement. We have no control over the construction phase using our drawings which may or may not be latest... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on Jun 15, 2022

Check your contract. Depending on your payment, you may have released your rights to the other company.

You may have the right to contract independently with the home owners.

Consult with an attorney.

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for California on
Q: Original contract was for 50k, then a change order was created reducing that contract, client without notice decided to

Change contractor, and is trying to hold original contract value as valid

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for Minnesota on
Q: If a construction company offered a low bid in error and I accepted, can they cancel their bid after written acceptance?

This construction company had completed a roofing and garage door project and offered a bid in a text for all siding, soffit, and fascia. I was told that included the insurance money. I accepted in a text intentionally stating that the bid included all siding, soffit, and fascia and it was not... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for Louisiana on
Q: 10 year Warranty Residential Solar System free from defects in materials, workmanship and installation including labor

Wires from my roof mounted solar system are draped all over the roof since the plastic zip ties have popped in the hot humid climate of south Louisiana...go figure. This is a hazard to my home (fire hazard) and could short out the system with the wires rubbing on the roof. Also the wires are... Read more »

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Q: We are trying to sell our house but the construction across the street is driving away buyers. Can we sue?

We went to city hall before it was voted on and spoke about this exact issue. Our home now won’t sell because of the construction

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Business Law, Construction Law and Environmental for Alabama on
Q: After 30 years, termite bond Co says I have to pay them $550 to retreat or It becomes a retreat bond. Legal in AL?

I’ve paid yearly on time. They used to spray every year and at some point began inspecting only. Had a “clean bill of health” through last year. Never any termite damage found on inspection nor reported.

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Construction Law for Florida on
Q: What damages are recoverable in a new home build that does not have functioning plumbing and no sure fix?

New home build, plumbing does not have enough pitch or sufficient water flow to carry waste, not even just 4 squares of tp. No room to raise pipes. Last resort builder attempting is to cut up 65+ feet of foundation, lower pipes, install a lift station with no assurance will work or city will... Read more »

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Q: New home build & builder said it would take 8-9mo from contract signed & has now been over a yr bc of preventable delays

The superintendent has changed 4 times and 1 of those times we were not informed. The first delay was bc they poured a foundation that they did not inform us would be $22,000 more than original price. They then did not do a thing for over a month bc they wanted us to just pay it despite the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Products Liability and Construction Law for Wisconsin on
Q: I believe the wrong material was used and/or installed wrong. This is causing a major issue and may be structural.

Resident construction. Untrustworthy builder. Don’t know where to get help.

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for Puerto Rico on
Q: Construction of new dwelling on my property

I live in Cabo Rojo and I own 1 acre of land with one dwelling and I am exonerated from paying property taxes. Can I build another dwelling without having to alter the deed and will that affect my exoneration of property taxes.

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for California on
Q: Can I file a dual claim against a surety bond for 15K, and file for the 45K disciplinary bond that's a dif company?

my contractor ripped us off on a $125,000 6 mo remodel that went on for 33 mos before we fired him. If he spent 50,000 total on our house remodel id be surprised. My husband accidentally overpaid him17K on the contract, last yr the CSLB made the contractor pay it back. Now I want his surety bond,... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Oklahoma on
Q: What is the legal interpretation of 2009-2015 International Building Code Section 905.2.1 or 1507.2.1

This section code states: "Asphalt shingles shall be fastened to solidly sheathed decks."

what is the legal definition of : SOLIDLY SHEATHED portion of this statement ?

Insurance companies try to eliminate paying for this upgrade by saying that 1x6's are... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Construction Law and Small Claims on
Q: We contracted for outside home repairs. Windows were replaced inverted, paint peeled (roof/siding/shutters), & rotten

wood was not replaced as agreed upon. We have tried to get the contractor to correct these. He just had the rotten wood repainted (which is also now cracking/peeling). He promises to show up to make things right (but doesn't), or ignores me altogether. Initially, we did not realize he had... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: I have a contract to get a 4 seasons patio. The employee misquoted the price. They want to charge me 7k additional. Can

Can they do this? I have a signed contract. The job was 25000 and I’ve paid 12,000z

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 6, 2022

Your signed contract probably allows the service provider all types of increasing the price for changes, materials, etc. Hire an attorney to review the contract and possibly negotiate a lower increase in the contract price.

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 »

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.

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 »

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