answered on Mar 2, 2023
If you suspect that your neighbor is doing construction work without the proper permits, there are a few options you can consider:
Contact your local building department: You can contact your local building department to report any suspicious construction activity. They can investigate... Read more »
answered on Jan 13, 2022
I don't see why. Your job was to install the washer. Unless the leak is from a joint you worked on I don't see liability.
Can they climb scaffold, use power tools, mix concrete?
answered on Sep 17, 2021
17 year olds can work doing some jobs. Not scaffolds, not mixing concrete under some readings of the federal law.
I hired Bella Concepts Remodeling to do work in a bathroom. The shoddy workmanship resulted in a pinched gasket and leaks, which subsequently saturated/rotted the floor underneath linoleum. When I reached out to the contractor, a year and a half after the work was completed, he rushed out, told me... Read more »
answered on Feb 28, 2021
Get an estimate of the cost of repair. Ask him to pay. If he doesn't, take him to small claims court.
(He will not provide the details himself).
answered on Jun 23, 2020
You can also make a claim under your homeowners policy. They will investigate the electrician if it’s covered under your policy.
Electrician performed an electrical service upgrade to 200 Amps without pulling a permit. Also, when approached about damages that he caused to my hardwood floors since he refused to take shoes off or work with booties, he denied liability and just walked off the job, keeping my initial down... Read more »
I'm a welder and never did the welding the company does, but they where going to train me how to do the job but, decided not to train me and let me go since I can't do the job!!
answered on Jun 5, 2020
You have a right to unemployment compensation. Unless the decision not to keep you was made for grounds that are forbidden--race, gender, religion--they aren't required to keep you. "changed our minds" is OK--but you get unemployment insurance.
answered on Dec 8, 2019
No, not automatically as a general matter. But parties can extend the statute of limitations through a written agreement if they are both willing to do so. Good luck
The plans by Civil Engineer and Architect have not been approved by the city as they do not meet codes. I have paid them in full and they are not making any attempts to rectify the issue. I would like to get back the fees I have paid and compensation for my wasted time. What practice area lawyer... Read more »
This week I tried to dig up some of the drain which never worked to see if I could fix it. I found out that about 30 ft only had gravel and no drain pipe installed (right in the problem area) Do I have any recourse?
answered on Sep 6, 2019
Unless you have some sort of a written guaranty or warranty, probably not.
Hello, our development rain water drainage is backing up and flooding our homes since a new development was added next to us down stream of our run off. Our township was told by an engineer that our catch basin would NEVER pass code today and that is overflowing into neighbors yards, pipes... Read more »
answered on Jul 26, 2019
As you and your neighbors already realize, this is a very complex situation. It's the type of matter that if litigated, could drag on for years in court and easily accrue very high legal fees. It would very likely involve expert testimony from civil engineers, architects, urban planners, and... Read more »
I am dealing with a contractor for a roof repair. I have asked him for both a cert. of liability insurance and a cert of workers' comp insurance.
He says that since all his employees are subcontractors he does not need workers' comp in his name.
I say this is nonsense.... Read more »
answered on Sep 11, 2017
Nonsense sounds about right. They may be subcontractors, but if they truly are he should be able to provide copies of written agreements with all of them and proof that they have their own liability insurance. Otherwise, he may want to take a look at the CONSTRUCTION WORKPLACE MISCLASSIFICATION... Read more »
The contractor I hired took apart my retaining wall 4 months ago and never came back. I received a Violation Notice from the city and have 60 more days to fix the wall or incur daily fines. I have called the contractor multiple times. His response is always he will finish the job “this week”... Read more »
answered on Aug 22, 2016
Yes. But you need to line up another contractor and work to get an extension from the city.
The corner lot in question was zoned residential, but recently was able to be-zoned commercial. The lot is at the corner of a main road and a side street. The blueprints show the only entrance/exit and driveway to the building on the side street, and nothing is on the main road. All blueprints... Read more »
answered on Aug 10, 2016
Not that I am aware of but why not ask the township zoning/building permits officer?
I live in the Philadelphia PA area in a multi-building development where we rented an apartment about 14 months ago. The developer recently completed another building adjacent to mine. The construction lasted six months with the attending noise every single day. We were not... Read more »
answered on Jul 6, 2016
Not sure you have one that's worth the cost of bringing.You may be able to break the lease but suggest you contact an attorney who works on tenants rights issues. Contact Community Legal Services, ask for their housing unit, ask if any of their attorneys have gone into private practice and... Read more »
No work has been done to the basement or to the yard out front where the well pump is and only happens when it rains. The problem started last year. I have contacted the developer to have someone look at it and was told that they would ask the owner. Also, the representative I spoke too said it... Read more »
answered on Feb 4, 2016
A strong letter from a lawyer might help.
Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem... Read more »
I purchased a mobile home located in Camelot Estates in Mill Hall PA. at 10 Merlyn Road, Mill Hall PA. 17751. I purchased the home June of this year, at the time of purchase portions of the front porch and rear deck/porch were unsafe to walk on and needed replaced. I purchased the home knowing the... Read more »
answered on Oct 6, 2015
Don't you think it would be a good idea to check with the local authorities about getting a building permit and finding out if one is required or not?
answered on Mar 14, 2014
"Spot zoning" refers to a request that a specific, small section be carved out of an exisiting zoning area and re-classified to a new zoning area to accomodate a new intended use. The name comes from the fact that a "spot" out of an existing zoning area is sought to be changed.... Read more »
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