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Q: A ramp was replaced recently at a senior housing complex. The previous ramp was aluminum with handrails.

The replacement ramp is asphalt but does not have handrails. It is 1/2" at the bottom and 6 5/8" at the top. Are handrails required?

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Q: What laws are being broken by a contractor, who takes a deposit and doesn't complete the work in several different towns

as well as taking an electrician's license number and putting his name on it.

Alexandra Brewer
Alexandra Brewer
answered on Sep 30, 2022

It depends. Each contract and situation will need to be evaluated on its own. Were you personally damaged by this contractor? In order to bring an action against someone, you would have to have standing (i.e. a party to the contract). Please feel free to contact me to discuss.

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Q: Is it legal for an LLC construction company to charge customers by the hour?
Alexandra Brewer
Alexandra Brewer
answered on Aug 19, 2022

Generally, a construction company or general contractor can charge by the hour and the terms and pricing are outlined in your contract. Some companies may be willing to negotiate a fixed price or a mix of the two. However, it is usually unlikely for a general contractor to charge by the hour as... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Construction Law and Contracts for New Hampshire on
Q: Customer breached contract when calling my insurance for damages; Terms and conditions clearly state - not liable

Removing and replacing roof including the framing. No roof, just tarps, some water got in. It was expected in this type of job, hence the terms and conditions. Customer filed a claim with my insurance even though the Terms and Conditions she signed directly states that I'm not liable for any... Read more »

William J. Amann
William J. Amann
answered on May 11, 2022

It sounds as if the homeowner breached your contract by filing an insurance claim when she shouldn't have. I'd ask her to withdraw the claim. It sounds like she is also interfering with your General Contractor. Yet, since you stated things seem to be ok for the moment, that's... Read more »

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Q: I was building a house as a sub contractor and left tools behind can the home owner claim them as abandoned?

There was no contract and multiple discrepancies between home owner and contractor. After the contractor (my boss) felt he fulfilled his part of this job he told me to get paid from the home owner if I wanted to keep working on this house. The home owner didn't want to pay me my rate so I... Read more »

Joseph Kelly Levasseur
Joseph Kelly Levasseur
answered on Dec 8, 2017

Since he made the threat of holding a gun on you, you should file a complaint with the police department and have them go with you to get your property back. If the property owner feels you owe him money he can't resolve the issue by keeping your tools and threatening you, that is why we have... Read more »

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