We are waiting to get back topo + boundary surveys but, according to the GIS, our brand new build (and all our neighbors brand new builds) were built on (or *way* over) each other's property lines. It's not like the builder got the whole plan shifted x amount of feet, everyone's... Read more »
Either a 3 year or 4 year Statute of Limitations probably applies to your cause of action. Hire an attorney now to examine the builder's, seller's and/or surveyor's negligence. Hopefully you have not busted the SOL. Boundary Line Agreements for adjoining landowners are...Read more »
This was done by a different company maliciously against him specifically. His equipment is ruined and he unfortunately came into contact with the fecal waste. What can he do regarding this? He has evidence and samples to prove this was the case. Can’t find specific TN law or osha regulation for... Read more »
That is a possible Vandalism Criminal Charge. Call the Police. A civil warrant for Property Damage could be filed in General Sessions also. There may have been witnesses or even video. It will take admissible proof to go after them.
You should probably consult a lawyer to review the contract. If any part of the agreement seems questionable you should make sure of what you are being asked to sign before you sign. There might be more problems than you notice.
Also look at the State of Tennessee website:...Read more »
Your signed contract probably allows the service provider all types of increasing the price for changes, materials, etc. Hire an attorney to review the contract and possibly negotiate a lower increase in the contract price.
Contractor is claiming substantial completion took place before there was a functioning bathroom in my new house while it was under construction. Contractor’s attorney questioned me extensively in small claims court about all the plumbing fixtures in the house which lead me to believe all... Read more »
Substantial completion means that the owner can use the improvement for the use intended. See TCA 28-3-201. There is a lot of case law on the issue. There are exceptions, such as contract terms, change orders, etc. Consult a lawyer if you need help with your case.
If the insurer had agreed to pay for your work as opposed to the insured then the insurer may be liable. If your contract/ agreement is with the insured- and the insurer is supposed to pay the insured- then your customer may have to pursue the insurer and your remedy may be against your customer-...Read more »
The painter stacked a ladder on top of a scalpel to get on the roof after my husband advised him not to do so. While my husband was working on getting a ladder, the painter went on the roof and fell off the ladder that was stacked on the scalpel. He is now saying he is going to sue us. Are we... Read more »
A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. As a general matter, workers' comp is meant to cover such accidents. That does not mean someone would still not try to sue. It could be difficult to give a quick yes or no answer to your question based on the...Read more »
I am a 62 year old senior living in the state of TN between Knoxville and Athens, TN. I've been sent a bill charging more than double the time the serviceman/men spent actually doing the job. Also, they're charging me more than double what I could have spent on parts and more than 4... Read more »
I would suggest you communicate in writing as well as orally your dispute to the contractor asking for an explanation of all charges. There may be an explanation - and the Contractor hasn't provided you with enough information. On the other hand there could be a mistake and you have been...Read more »
Either the plaintiff is mixed up as to the respondent or you have misread something. Parenting Plans do not have anything to do with Construction Contracts or Business. The petitioner may be noticing you about a possible change to a wage garnishment, but again it should not include the Company...Read more »
Go to Court in a respectful manner. It will probably help to hire an attorney to represent you. If there is a way to lower the number of points against your MVR, he should be able to find it. Do not just pay it in the mail, as there should be a way to lessen the severity or even dismiss it.
I live in a private community subdivision and a certain builder has been constructing new spec homes without any provisions for containment or diversion of water runoff but the obligitary silt fence. Considerable runoff from these new construction sites has been flooding and damaging existing next... Read more »
Unless the affected property owners sue in Chancery for an Injunction and possible Damages, there is no deterrent to the builder. Such a suit is expensive and you will probably need an Expert Witness. And you could easily lose. This is always a problem with subdivisions with such small lots.
It is like Violation of Probation. It means that you have violated the terms of your agreement. Depending on your agreement, the jurisdiction, the DA and the Judge, many things could happen. If it is your first time, nothing may happen. You could get a fine. You could be in a situation where...Read more »
You could sue the contractor. He breached the contract by performing a job that failed to achieve the desired result of a repaired roof. I recommend you consult with an experienced attorney and examine your options in detail. You may be better off if you act quickly. The statute of limitations is...Read more »
Basically that is up for negotiation. Some contracts say they pay for materials up front, some say a percentage of the total contract. Ask around. The contract is for the performance of services. If you are getting into that line of work you might want to invest in an attorney drawing up the forms...Read more »
The most practical approach would be to send the contractor an email asking them if they want the siding left over from the job. If they tell you it's yours, you don't have to worry about future disputes over using material that they might have planned to come back and pick up. Good luck...Read more »
While it's possible to legally analyze this from the standpoint of whether the material was abandoned, what did the contract say about leftover material, etc., it could be more simple and practical to look at it as a matter of common courtesy. Send the contractor an email, and if they reply...Read more »
You can hire an attorney to file a Declaratory Judgment Action against the County and State. It would probably be a Fifth Amendment based issue, but has little likelihood of success. The expense alone would exceed the the Sewer Charges for several years.
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