Ilene Stacey King's answer Are you a homeowner or property owner building a shed on your property, or are you in the business of building sheds? If building sheds something you do as part of your business, then you might be considered a general contractor. If you are a property owner hiring a company to build a shed for you on your property, and building sheds is not part of your business, then you are not a general contractor. If you are a general contractor and the sub does not carry workers' comp, then you have...
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer You indicate that "we paid contractor in cash 11/22/17", and that you "have receipt for initial deposit". It is not clear that you have a receipt for whatever balance was due after the initial deposit (which I assume you paid "in cash [on]11/22/17"). If so, show these receipts to the accountant. If not, I suspect you are out of luck; one should never pay in cash without a receipt.
Peter Munsing's answer Bigger problem is if it was close enough that you might hit it you have an obligation to avoid hitting if you could have. For instance if you have a van with a high roof, you would want to get out, check it out, and if close just don't go there.
Max Lavit Rosenberg's answer You need to hire an attorney with experience in civil litigation and contract law to "light a fire under the contractor" with a demand letter and some phone calls. At worst, you will need the attorney to file a claim against the contractor as well. This is something my office handles regularly. Depending on the amount of deposit, you may wish to file in small claims yourself. You can claim up to five thousand dollars. If you would like more assistance or advice, please feel to contact me....
That being said there are potential consequences to not allowing the payment to be made, even if you disagree with the quality and finality of the workmanship.
You might want to discuss the issue with the contractor and subs, and with your insurance company before you do anything. Always feel free to seek a consultation with a construction law attorney. Hope this helps.
Frank Pasternak's answer I highly recommend that you contact a reputable Wisconsin worker’s compensation attorney. I cannot say for sure but it sounds as though your injury may be covered under Wisconsin worker's compensation laws. I'm happy to provide you a professional referral if you call me at 262-785-0802.
Gerald Barry Dorfman's answer It is not clear why you signed another contract with this company while your dispute remained unresolved. If you were making progress payments, it is also not clear why most of the work was not completed. You need to get out of a public forum and into a consultation with an attorney promptly. Based on the facts stated here, the LAPD is wrong.
Elaine Shay's answer Depending upon the specifics of your situation and how the repairs impact your tenancy, you may be entitled to a rent abatement or possibly recision of your lease. However, don't expect the landlord to be happy about it or easy to deal with. You may do better retaining an attorney to negotiate a resolution on your behalf.
Alex McClure's answer This is something you would want to discuss with a construction law attorney. Its something that would probably be billed hourly, at a typical attorney rate. This way you can get exactly what you need that is SPECIFIC to you and your situation. You will certainly sleep better at night planning ahead, as you are doing by asking these questions now. Hope this helps, and that your remodel goes well.
Tina El Fadel's answer There is not enough information in this question to answer it fully. If you are renting a property, maintenance of the pool should be listed in you Lease with who is responsible for it. If you do not return the leased property in the same condition you received it, minus some wear and tear, your Landlord could make a claim on your deposit and possibly sue you for damages.
Gary Kollin's answer Since you are intentionally vague as to the nature of the job, I cannot answer your question. However, I also suggested to report it to the authorities if he has a history of doing this
Jay Schmerler's answer Typically you are not responsible for ordinary wear and tear. You may be responsible for any damage caused by you or your guests. It becomes a question of proof and the burden is on your landlord to prove you were the cause. It's unfortunate you did not take pictures. If nothing else, take before and after photos next time just to protect yourself.
Bruce Martin Broyles' answer In Ohio, the seller of a home can be held liable for actively concealing defects in the property. The active concealment would constitute fraud and your statute of limitations does not begin to run until the fraud is discovered. Your claim is very dependent upon facts and what evidence you will be able to prove those facts. First, you state: The basement had been freshly painted prior to showing with a very thick paint..." You will have to demonstrate that the basement was painted shortly...
Jake Andrew Snider's answer The answer to your question will depend, in large part, on the language in the agreement you signed. In addition, it's possible the pictures you were given and the representations made before you signed the contract could come into play, as well. It's conceivable that you have a defense based upon unilateral mistake, mutual mistake, or possibly fraud.
This is a fairly serious issue, and I don't recommend doing something like this pro se. You're going to need to have a licensed North...
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