We were told the job would be done in Feb 2023, It is now June and we are still being delayed and not scheduled. Our contractor has been "scheduling" dates to start for months but then reschedules the day before, most times without notifying us unless we reach out to them. I asked to... View More
Had roof done on 5/5/22. City inspector found out they didn't have permit. They apparently have an issue with getting the permit and still do not have it. This has been over a year now. I have the money waiting to pay them and am of course willing to pay them if they ever get their legal... View More
If you are in a municipality that requires a contractor bond, then you can make a claim on the bond for the work that is not up to code up to the value of the bond. Otherwise you will have to bring a lawsuit against the contractor. It is likely that you would have a claim under the Consumer Sales...View More
I have a scope of work from my homeowners insurance. There are things that the contractor did not do. I have highlighted and given the detailed scope to him and he’s stating I owe more than what was done. There was also damage to property that he’s claiming we did/manipulated in order to cause... View More
If you don't pay, the contractor could sue you, or instead, choose to record a mechanic's lien against your home. The lien automatically expires after 6 years if no action is taken on it. Try to work it out with your insurance and the contractor, but if contractor files a lien or...View More
If the contract had an arbitration clause, then provide notice to commence that. If it didn't, contractor doesn't have to agree to arbitration. But the contractor might not have complied with all the required consumer protection clauses in the contract, which might render it void and...View More
Yes, you can ask for receipts. No, it is not illegal to share them. But it depends on what your contract with the contractor says. The contractor might still refuse to share them. If there is a dispute over payment to the contractor, then use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local construction...View More
In December I contacted a company to build me new porch steps. They said they would reach out to me at the beginning of the year for details. In February we were chatting and we discuss me paying half up front and half upon completion. After sending my address I never heard from them so I made... View More
If you don't pay, they could sue you. Depending on the facts, you might have made an oral contract with them. But it would be difficult for them to prove the terms of the oral contract it in court. You could deny there was a contract. If they did not give you the required consumer...View More
Drawing of the required work. He provided me with a estimate upon receiving the estimate it did not match the drawing/ scope of the work needed exactly, a conversation was had and an updated price was arrived upon based on the estimate to match the drawing. Nothing was confirmed via contact or on... View More
There should always be a written, signed contract for construction work which specifically defines the scope of work, with signed change orders for any deviations from the contract's scope of work. The contractor might be in trouble if it failed to provide all the required consumer protection...View More
Hired contractor to build home in September, he had one application for septic turned in that would be $20,000 over, it is now April and no permits have been issued. Looking to see options to get initial payment back and go with different builder.
What you can do depends on the terms of the contract that you signed. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local construction law attorney who can review the construction contract and its requirements, and advise you of your options.
The estimate is a detailed document sent to the customer via email or text. It states that it is used as the contract and that it follows general contracting conditions regarding payments. The customer agreed to the price and the start date and cancelled on me 4 days before the start date/ 8 days... View More
If there was no actual start and no costs incurred by the contractor, then no one has any rights. Everyone can terminate the contract without penalty. The only exceptions would be if 1) there was anything in the contract granting profit under the contract or 2) the contractor incurred any initial...View More
A company representative who is properly identified in the affidavit and has knowledge of the facts stated in the affidavit that are required to be in the lien affidavit, can sign the affidavit, which then must be recorded within the time limit and properly served on the property owner within that...View More
A mechanic's lien must be filed against the party who contracted for the work. If a contract is with a tenant, then the lien must be filed against the tenant's leasehold interest. If the owner was not a party to the contract, then a lien file against the owner would not be effective...View More
A contractor I hired to fix my leaking roof took half down from me but the roof still leaks. He warranted the work for 20 years although the project isn't "done", but at this point I am not sure he is competent to fix it. To fix it he will have to basically start over, and I think... View More
If the roof leaks, then the job has not been done properly or is not complete. Talk to the contractor about it. If you intend to terminate him for breach of contract and sue him, you have to give him notice. Even if you succeed in court and get a judgment against him, it might be difficult to...View More
When the contract was written did the contractor give you a written notice of your right to cancel the contract within 3 days. If the contractor does not have a storefront or a building where you can view his work, then he is subject to the Home Solicitation Sales Act. Without a three day notice,...View More
Car owner parked in a parking lot next to a building. The 30 foot tall downspout had ice accumulation due to the fact it was clogged and did not allow proper water drainage. While away, a large section of ice sheared away from the downspout hitting the car and causing major damage. Ice was large... View More
An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. It could depend on a number of factors, including condition/maintenance of the waterspout, conditions for use of the lot, warning signs or disclaimers, and other possible factors. An Ohio attorney could offer better...View More
I had a roofer come to inspect damages. He told me it needed immediate attention. He came back the next day to do an “emergency” tarp. I signed what I thought was a receipt for the check I wrote and the work performed. It turns out to be a contract for work once insurance approves the claim.... View More
You don't have to let the roofer come back, and can get another company to do the work, but the roofer might sue you for breach of the contract or place a lien on your property for the value of work already done. Try to work out a release termination and settlement with the roofer, or use the...View More
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