I hire him whit out of contract I paid him everything now he is gone he didn’t finish he left everything half way done
answered on Mar 13, 2023
I'm sorry to hear that you are experiencing problems with a contractor you hired to do work on your house. While it is possible to hire a contractor without a contract, having a written agreement in place can help protect your interests and provide a clear understanding of the work to be done,... Read more »
answered on Mar 11, 2023
The term "redact" means to edit or censor information by obscuring or deleting parts of it. In the context of paperwork, it typically means to remove sensitive or confidential information from a document before it is released or shared.
If someone says that they still need to... Read more »
During and ever since the completion of pool construction I have encountered many problems. In less than a month I started encountering filter problems. About 6months in the plaster started cracking, the filter has constantly been going out and needing to be repaired. Also the filter and pump are... Read more »
answered on Mar 10, 2023
Well, the first task is to review the construction contract ... and then to review any images or communications of the work-in-progress ... and then to determine the current state of the pool and adjacent area ... so, you will want to schedule a free initial video call with at least two attorneys... Read more »
If you buy a construction company in California do you get their license and does the owner that holds the license need to stay on board? If the license holder, quits, is fired or for any other reason leaves the company would the license stay with the new owner?
answered on Mar 9, 2023
A company cannot get a contractor's license, at least to my knowledge. An individual can obtain a contractor's license, then setup a company (sole proprietorship, LLC, corporation, etc.) and then that company can contract under that individuals license. Thus, if you were to buy a... Read more »
I have made complaints about a tenant that has violated HOA policy where wooden floors are not allowed to be installed on the 2nd floor unless approved. And bikes being left out in a carport, where it shouldn't be. Our property management company has failed to enforce or address this issue... Read more »
answered on Mar 8, 2023
If your property management company is neglecting to enforce HOA rules and regulations, you may have legal options to address the situation.
Here are some steps you can take:
Review your HOA bylaws: Review your HOA bylaws to determine the steps that must be taken to enforce the... Read more »
Several complaints,,1 form.don to get know which were violations.
answered on Feb 21, 2023
If the CSLB (Contractors State License Board) has informed you that they cannot share information about the complaints or violations you filed as a non-contractor, there may be limited options for you to obtain the specific details about the violations.
One option you may consider is to... Read more »
I entered into contracts for repair work on a residence that was in a trust. I delayed payment for the projects until the trustor passed as a courtesy. After the trustors passing family members disputed the trust. A Judge has ruled that the Trust is not liable for payment since the contracts were... Read more »
answered on Feb 20, 2023
As a contractor, you may be liable for defects in workmanship or upkeep even if you have not been paid for the initial work. However, liability for defects may depend on the terms of the contract you entered into with the property owner. If the contract contains warranty provisions, you may be... Read more »
11/17/22. As of today 1/31/23 we have no solar. The panels have been installed but no final inspection and just excuse after excuse to get the job done. The also replaced our electrical panel and left an opening in the stucco for 3 weeks and rain got into the wall and now the living room wall is... Read more »
answered on Feb 20, 2023
If the solar company has breached its contract by failing to complete the work by the agreed-upon deadline and by causing damage to your property during the installation, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit to seek compensation and force the company to complete the job. It's always a good... Read more »
The RMO tried to get a settlement with the customer many times, but he refused, and now CSLB has started its investigation.
1. How does it Affect me?
2. will it show on CSLB on my license?
3. What are your recommendations?
answered on Feb 16, 2023
I believe the CSLB will perform an investigation; however, if there are no violations found, they likely will take no action. If there are violations found, the CSLB could suspend your license, revoke the license, make you pay a fine/penalty, public letter of reprimand, etc. I do not believe the... Read more »
We have panels install but not connected to SCE yet. It has been a horrible experience and we now have water damage to our living room wall where they left a hole in our stucco when they installed a new electrical panel.
answered on Feb 8, 2023
It sounds like this has been a terrible experience to say the least. You may have a breach of contract case as well as a cause of action for negligence. You should consult a lawyer to review the contract. Is the solar company refusing to repair the damage to the living room wall? If they opened up... Read more »
California contractor walked out of job claiming he needed payment, and has not returned for 60 days. Job approximately 90% complete and payment of 80% made. However, many errors on project (ie. contractor painted schluter as wrong color installed, 4" vs 6" backsplashed installed,... Read more »
answered on Feb 2, 2023
You may want to get an attorney involved. Often times I have found that simply having an attorney send a demand letter to the contractor, that motivates the contractor to complete the project in a timely manner. I am representing two homeowners right now with a similar set of facts. As soon as I... Read more »
I quote flooring installs in California, find someone to do the job (not my company or employees), charge a percentage of the job for finding a floorer to do the job and make sure the job is done right. I'm not a contractor or anything like that. I just connect homeowners with service... Read more »
answered on Jan 24, 2023
Dear Flooring Installation "Manager": This will not be a sugar-coated reply, and so for that I apologize; however, the conduct that you have described violates California State License Law as you are operating as a contractor without a license. "Finding someone to do the... Read more »
A contractor had two projects on a single dwelling home and only completed one. Attempts made to get the second done were either not answered, or appointments made only to be canceled, for four months after the first part was completed. When the issue was escalated to the contracting company... Read more »
answered on Jan 19, 2023
It sounds like there is still a possibility to negotiate a solution which will be most beneficial for both parties. If direct talks are not working, I would to the contractor that a mediation be used. If a resolution cannot be reached, each party has potential claims and only a thorough review... Read more »
I was served a lis pendens for something my contractor told me I didn't need to pay for. The manufacturer of the solar panels served me for non-payment, but I was advised by my contractor not to worry. I want to hire someone to protect myself and my house
answered on Jan 17, 2023
Dear Client with recorded Lis Pendens: To answer the question "what kind of lawyer" that you need, the answer is: a construction litigation lawyer. I am concerned on your behalf when you mention that the Solar Panel supplier "served me for non-payment" - this connotes that... Read more »
A licensed contractor was hired to paint my house. They demolished parts, caused many expensive damages, then abandoned job. State Licensing Board investigated, agreed of damage & license was revoked. Contractor hid to not pay. I filed a claim with their insurance with 3 estimates of each... Read more »
answered on Dec 20, 2022
Whether the insurer is obligated to pay out on your claims depends on the terms of the insurance policy, but the bankruptcy itself should not affect that.
You need to retain an attorney if you don't have one (an attorney to proceed against the insurer can probably also deal with the... Read more »
answered on Dec 19, 2022
Was the roofer's job complete or were the materials left behind because the job was ongoin? I do not think it would make a difference either way, as I would not think the roofer would be liable for a third-party's actions unless it was somehow foreseeable. I'm not sure why you would... Read more »
This customer was a problem from the very start. Comparing my methods and approach to youtube videos and telling me I wasn't doing the installation correctly. From then on he constantly complained about every single little step of the project. Eventually Myself and my crew needed a break from... Read more »
answered on Nov 22, 2022
Did you have a contract with the homeowner? You are entitled to be paid for the work performed and materials delivered to the project. Given that you are only out about $3K, this would be a small claims matter.
For instance, if the contractor had left a compact tractor on the property, and over a weekend when neither the homeowner or contractor were there, someone pushed the tractor into the siding on the home, causing damage, would the contractor be liable for the damaged siding since they were the one... Read more »
answered on Nov 17, 2022
No, the person who moved the backhoe actually caused the damage, not the contractor who wasn't there.
They charged for work never done, and caused damage. Was preliminary notice needed? Can they force sell my home?
answered on Nov 17, 2022
The mechanic's lien is a secured claim, secured against the property on which work was done. That doesnt go away just by virtue of the bankruptcy filing. You can file an adversary in the bankruptcy case though to get rid of it, if you believe it is based on fraudulent charges. Also, you want... Read more »
I signed a contract with a General Contractor that included work by subcontractors for prices that we agreed upon. The GC then without me knowing renegotiated and reduced the scope of work without telling me. He planned on keeping the savings until I found out what he had done. Is this even... Read more »
answered on Nov 15, 2022
When you say "renegotiated" do you mean you and the GC agreed to modify your agreement? Don't answer here. Speak with a local attorney. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You... Read more »
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