I paid $18,000 for my house and 2011 then I pulled a building permit in 2011 the same day I interned started working on my house I'm still working on my house my understanding is the building permit stops the value from increasing until an inspection is called for when I am done with... View More
The sub-contractor was brought onto the job because he “needed work”. His duty was to rough in all electrical work. We are finding loose wires that are hot, wires that do not go to anything, and overloaded breakers caused by too many lights/receptacles on a circuit. We are now paying another... View More
I'm 2 weeks away from closing on a new build in a subdivision. The developer just emailed me a $9k increase due to "surplus charges". According to their contract, they must send via certified mail. We, the buyer, get to say if we can to pay or cancel via certified mail. Is an email... View More
The answer depends upon whether the court would strictly enforce the notice requirement. I would think that a court would or should enforce the contract as written, but no attorney is going to be able to tell with certainty how a judge would rule.
I suggest that you hire a local attorney...View More
I have pointed out a small handful of poor workmanship on the construction of my new residential property. During the pre-drywall walkthrough I was told by the foreman that the things I pointed out would be fixed. When I did my next walkthrough the new foreman told me they would not be fixed and... View More
You should contact an attorney to review your contract and as a first step try to negotiate with the seller. Through Justia, we are not able to solicit or recommend any attorneys. You'll need to contact an attorney directly. Look for someone with contract and real estate experience.
A contract breach occurs when one party fails to perform (or whose performance deviates from) what was contracted. A common problem for contracting homeowners is the absence of required terms in the contract. To piggyback on Mr. Eisenberg’s example,...View More
He used our money for his own purposes & then couldn’t afford to replace it, fed me lie after lie, I chased him down for a year. His dad finally loaned him the money so I wouldn’t press charges. I paid for all materials/labor. Finished the roof a year later Nov 2022. Now he wants to be paid... View More
Your contract governs. I think you misstated something. You claim that you entered into the contract in November 2021 and he finished the work in November 2022. We are only in early April 2022. Although it took longer than expected for him to finish the roof, unless you’ve suffered financial...View More
An important part of my case is to prove the inexperience of workers. The discovery question asked for names, addresses, and phone numbers of suppliers and workers for the project. After refusal to answer, a motion to compel the answer to the question was granted. An answer was received, but... View More
You could file a motion for sanctions for failure to comply with the judge’s order. First, contact opposing counsel and request a full answer. If necessary, consider getting the information through a deposition.
This is not a construction loan. We are buying the home from the builder once complete. We went under contract on a custom built home 7/4/2020 with completion 12/25/2020. We signed an amendment extension 01/04/2021 for it to be completed 4/30/2021. The house is just framed. So there’s no way it... View More
You need to have an attorney read your contract to see if it provides an out. In general, a party to a valid contract may not simply change his or her mind. A house purchase is way too large a contract to guess as to your rights and remedies. It will cost you something to confer with a local...View More
I am an Insulation Contractor from Illinois where I live and work full time. My client, whom I’ve never met face-to-face (we’ve only communicated via texts and phone calls) dialed me from New York, where he lives and works and requested a quote for Crawlspace Encapsulation for his new future... View More
Insurance only approved parts contractor never found parts took the pool down anyway and cut the walls in half left the pool debris in my yard said were not responsible for the pool but we could finance a new one through them or fight it out... View More
You need to contact an attorney immediately that can look into the contract between you and your contractor as well as local laws that may offer you some protection. Collecting from such a person may be very difficult unless the contractor was licensed and insured. An attorney will be able to look...View More
I purchased a house in Aug 2019. There was rotted would that i wanted replaced and the banks underwriter was requiring to be replaced. The receipt from the contractor stated the wood was replaced. It wasnt replaced. It was temporarily fixed. My basement has been getting rained in at the spot of the... View More
If you did not hire the contractor then I don't think you have a legal basis to sue the contractor. But I believe it is worth looking into suing the sellers for violation of Missouri's Merchandising Practces Act (MPA). Here's a blog article that I wrote. Beware, Missouri's...View More
A Contractor I hired to remodel my home merely covered ceilings with new drywall rather than removing damaged, molded tiles, insulation, & wood. He did the same with plywood on the floors. This was unknown to me until after I fired him & hired a new Contractor. The floors are now COVERED... View More
You could contact the Missouri Attorney General's office. If work was done poorly, as opposed to your money being taken and no work done, unfortunately that office is unlikely to go after the contractor on your behalf. You'd need to hire your own attorney to sue but before doing so you...View More
The school requested the usual docs. Such as to be a policy holder on my Ins., Minimum $1m policy etc. but they also asked for copies of my workers drug & background checks. My workers are independent sub-contractors. I’ve never needed to drug test them & I do my own background checks... View More
i brokedown and received promission to leave suv there for couple hours and started to walk and then a vernon county deputy turned around and quickly got out the squad car and started to run up on me with taser drawn and forcefully put handcuffs on me told me i was in possession of stolen plates... View More
So if a police officer sees you next to a person, drives by, hears a gunshot, looks in rear view mirror, sees the guy on the ground. Cop turns car around, drives back, sees guy wounded and a gun next to him, the officer cannot arrest you because he first did not identify you?
It's difficult to say, based on the brief facts. In institutional settings, the parties generally formalize the work scope into an engineering specification, a civil engineer provides a design, a P.E. signs off on it, surveys are done, soil testing is done, among other measures to ensure a...View More
House had foundation work done but didn’t notice any problems. Haven’t moved in yet what should I do. The living room wall looks like it’s gonna explode has a two inch bulge splitting the dry wall. Just closed on the house 4 days ago.
I’m sorry to hear about your “new” house. A house is a huge purchase. You should meet with a real estate attorney promptly to review your sale contract and disclosure form and assess whether you might be able to achieve a satisfactory resolution. A relevant question is whether the seller...View More
This is more of a question-answer board. Try reposting your question with some additional details and hopefully an attorney could pick it up to provide some direction after seeing the basis of a suit you're contemplating.
Here's an excerpt from a Missouri case that my provide guidance:
"When a person possesses knowledge or skill superior to that of an ordinary person, the law requires of that person conduct consistent with such knowledge or skill. W. Page Keeton et al., Prosser and Keeton on the...View More
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