William John Light's answer If the bollard needed to be cut to install the water heater, that should be your expense, although the plumber should have given you a written estimate beforehand. If the bollard was cut through accident or negligence, then he should replace it. I think that these pipes are only about $65.00. I doubt that this is worth your time fighting over. Offer to buy the material if he will install it without further charge.
Elaine Shay's answer If you are asking how to allow use of a one-family house as a two family, you would have to amend the certificate of occupancy. This is sometimes but not always able to be done and may involve the services of an architect, expeditor or other other professional as well as an attorney.
Donald C Eby's answer You may have a legitimate Breach of Contract claim against your contractor and you have a damages claim against him. You should contact an attorney to schedule a consultation so that the facts can be closely reviewed and you can get a clear picture of your rights, options, and possible results.
Steve McCann's answer You have a couple of options, but the best option is dependent on specific facts that are not provided here, such as the terms of the contract, and details about the contractor's company. That being the case, I recommend you organize everything in your possession regarding this message, including the contract, and consult with an attorney individually. Many of us offer free consultations, so it will not cost you anything out of pocket to obtain the opinion of an experienced professional....
Timur Akpinar's answer Is it possible this could be “tenets” of law? If so, some of the purposes of the law are to maintain order and provide an equitable means of resolving disputes. Decided cases help toward this by providing a means of comparing matters to those that have already been decided by case law. This is a brief response. A more meaningful response could be achieved by illustrating the operation of this principle with decided cases.
Timur Akpinar's answer I do not practice in North Carolina. But from the standpoint of general law, I’ll try to answer the three questions you pose here. It’s important for criminal justice professionals to understand the law because they have to enforce it based on situations they encounter with the public. It’s important for the average citizen to understand the law because the law affects their daily conduct in terms of rights and duties. If one is ignorant of the law or constitutional rights, the basic...
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer It looks like you have asked this question repeatedly. You only need to ask it once; when someone feels that he or she can give you a helpful answer, he or she will answer it.
As I understand your question, the builder has informed you that your $25,000 deposit " is in jeapordy (sic)". For that kind of money, you had best consult with an attorney, show him or her all of the paperwork, and have the attorney take steps to protect your investment.
Steve McCann's answer Your options are dependent on specific facts that are not provided here, such as the terms of the contract with your GC and the representations your GC made regarding obtaining the requisite permits. That being the case, I recommend organizing everything in your possession regarding this matter, including all contracts and written communications with the GC, and consulting with an attorney individually. Many of us offer free consultations, so it will not cost you anything out of pocket to...
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer Yes, architectural work that was actually used to construct a structure on real property is an improvement. As such, a Mechanic and Materialman Lien can be filed. Hire a competent attorney and be prepared to actually execute upon the Lien, or forget about it.
Thomas A. Grossman's answer If at the time the seller disclosed to you that the patio was not permitted they knew that the City had opened a claim against them, you might be able to sue the seller for the tear-down costs you are now incurring, which they should be responsible for.
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.
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