It is like Violation of Probation. It means that you have violated the terms of your agreement. Depending on your agreement, the jurisdiction, the DA and the Judge, many things could happen. If it is your first time, nothing may happen. You could get a fine. You could be in a situation where...Read more »
In Nebraska, the law is that a contractor must place a fence 14 inches from any utility lines. If a contractor places a provision in the contract with the land owner that the land owner will be liable for any damage to utility lines as a result of the land owner asking for less than a 14 inch... Read more »
Unless the State is part of the agreement, a private agreement between parties that they won't follow the law doesn't make the law unenforceable. That being said, it is allowed in certain circumstances for parties to contract for one party to indemnify the other party for costs associated with...Read more »
I signed a "proposal and purchase agreement" for HVAC work for my home. I signed it on March 15, work is originally scheduled for March 30-April 3 but I had to postpone it until end of April. However, with the economic uncertainty due the pandemic, I might back out of this agreement altogether.... Read more »
Apparently you did not cancel the contract within 3 days, which, theoretically, locks you into it.
As you know these COVID-19 times are very uncertain, and we don't know how the courts are going to rule on the multitude of cases affected by the pandemic that are now before the court, or...Read more »
You could sue the contractor. He breached the contract by performing a job that failed to achieve the desired result of a repaired roof. I recommend you consult with an experienced attorney and examine your options in detail. You may be better off if you act quickly. The statute of limitations is...Read more »
You are not competent to read the law and determine what it means and whether you can do what you are trying to do. While I have not read the law either I can tell you that if ANY Florida law requires any sort of "certification" before anyone can do whatever the law covers, you cannot avoid the...Read more »
Retaining walls that were to be designed within city requirements to not need a permit. Walls were built, and measurements now show it needed a permit. Also, wall is leaning away from dirt it is retaining, and, after first rain-season, multiple sinkholes have developed on the tiers the walls are... Read more »
We do drainage around homes, structural repair and retaining walls. We work outside. Am I shut down? I'm seeing lots of vague and conflicting information. If I can work do I have liability if someone gets sick?
As you might imagine this has never happened before so there is no resource to know what will and will not be lawful under these circumstances. The best I can say right now, a few hours after the order was issued, is that unless your business is involved in one of the 16 essential government...Read more »
2 bathrooms 95% complete (punchlist, barn doors and faucets left). Materials were not in yet (this was the 2nd or 3rd time we were waiting on her), but temps were installed. Left job for 2 weeks due to previously scheduled out-of-town job. Client fired us and refuses to pay for the 2nd bathroom or... Read more »
"Substantial Performance" is the term you seek: "I ordered 100 flowers and you only brought me 95. I am not paying you." If a party "Substantially Performs" terms of contract, then payment is due, but payment may be prorated fairly.
Here's a link to the CA Jury Instruction, and all kinds...Read more »
More information is needed, such as if the suit is based on valid damages resulting from a breach. One option is to try to arrange a quick consult with a South Carolina attorney who handles contract matters to review the papers. Good luck
Several months after he died, I was notified that I was still benefcy of his BAC annuities fund. Surprised he hadn't changed this in 8 years since divorce, I called the BAC Intl to confirm details. It was the assisting clerk who noticed the date on a change-of-beneficiary form was the exact date... Read more »
There might be both a civil and criminal case that comes out of this but I notice this question is marked for both Texas and Arkansas. The first thing you should do is figure out WHERE the forged document was USED and then re-post your question in just that one state, no matter where you are...Read more »
I signed a contract to install a concrete slab with flagstone. Also stairs that go up to the second floor of my house. It's come to my attention that this work requires a permit. Is the contractor responsible for pulling those permits? I was never informed it is required by law.
NO. It is the non-delegable obligation of the contractor to apply for and obtain all necessary permits required by law, per C.O.M.A.R. 09.08.01.08. ("Code of Maryland Regulations"--the MHIC promulgates regulations under the Home Improvement Law, and COMAR is where all such regulations appear)....Read more »
You can create and copyright/protect architiectural and other non-structural designs and design building and construction plans for a 2 story wood frame home for building permits without any architectural license.
You can also protect the original aspects of that design by contract and also...Read more »
In the state of California, if you are an unlicensed contractor who is hired by and performs work totaling over $500 at a senior citizen residential facility, are there any specific penalties beyond being unlicensed because it is a senior living home?
Whether a contractor, in any business, can sub-contract out work without first conferring with the customer depends on the language of your contract. However, it's not necessarily the case that "xyz" is a sub-contractor of "abc". In the construction/renovation industry, it's common that the "abc"...Read more »
After or simultaneously when the payment on the Stop Notice is "Honored," i.e., check clears your bank account or you have cash in hand. NEVER release before payment. If obligor on Stop Notice "all of a sudden" finds a problem with your work or services after you sign the Release but before...Read more »
My GC is claiming items (specifically exterior doors) are not covered in the contract because their installation is referred to under the payment section (ie payment #4 of X dollars required when doors in existing house are installed), rather than in the top section of contract listing type of... Read more »
Based on the information provided, installation of doors is included in the contract. If he doesn't install the doors, then he wouldn't be entitled to the payment that is contingent upon that work being performed.
I hired a GC in August (with a written contract) that had an estimated timeline of 6 weeks to completion. It went well in the beginning, but he began to demand advances, which we naively provided via credit card. He continued to demand advances, threatening to walk if we didn't pay, while showing... Read more »
I never received change of status other than the original claim acceptance. I have started to work at non profit for 2 weeks and have not been paid. Ive seen a second Dr by Comp Ins request last week and Scheduled for an IME in another week. Its going on six months since surgery. Surgeon said... Read more »
Good morning, your question came in late last night. I am confused about your case history, the part about having seen as second insurance doctor last week and scheduled for another insurance examination next week. I can review the claim with you, at no cost, so you have a better understanding what...Read more »
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