Its been a few months and now the customer has threatened to involve police. Is there a procedure they have to follow that could protect me? I want to return their funds but they no longer respond to me. Not sure if i should Venmo or zelle back their funds.. Should I send their money to them,... Read more »
The pool contractor's deadline is solely based on the contract language, and if there is no language about that, then based on a "reasonable" time to complete the job. Your issue is common with pool contractors, as well as other types of home construction contractors. You should...Read more »
Construction project in front of the shopping center where my restaurant is located has been obstructing traffic to the point that during certain times of the day there is 1 lane width of an entrance meant to double as an exit, causing congestion and frustration for all patrons. We are unable to... Read more »
IMO, you are wasting your time complaining about road construction improvements ("progress") not controlled by either your city or your county government. The State of Florida, Department of Transportation has statutory authority to do whatever it thinks needs to be done when improving...Read more »
We rent a condominium in Aventura, FL. Recently we had an electrical inspection, where the result was the condo being condemned. The owner wants to sell instead of repair the problems. Is there anything we can do?
Unless you have a written lease that says otherwise, you are not obligated to pay any more rent because you will be required to move. If you do have a written lease you can be sure the landlord will not renew it because he cannot do that if the condo is condemned. Finally, suing is possible, but...Read more »
In our letter, I told him to get a separate permit for an illegal roof repair he did while we were doing his addition; urged him to get his flooring and cabinets as we had previously agreed; and went over all the work that he privately contracted with our subs behind our backs that he is now... Read more »
This sounds to me like a Mexican standoff coupled with a "B" rated chick flick. So rather than try to answer a question that hasn't been asked all I will do is advise you--the general contractor--to stop playing lawyer and hire one-quick. The lawyer you hire will probably tell you...Read more »
We signed a contract in late 2019 for a bathroom remodel. We paid a lot up front. They promised the job would be done within 6 weeks. They demolished the bathroom months ago and still haven’t gotten a permit approved, 9 months later, due to their errors.
A person injured trying to stop a leak.... they climbed into the attic on multiple occasions over the years to store items and knew not to step on the drywall. The person was injured coming down the ladder when the ceiling caved in and was told by a healthcare worker that had a friend that... Read more »
The issue of whether there is liability for the injuries described and the issue of whether it was legal for the A/C unit to be installed in the attic are two separate issues, though if it was illegal, it could be one factor (amongst others) in the negligence analysis. Your local government...Read more »
My condo was flood in December 2019. Kitchen was destroyed. After 3 months finally got insurance money to fix home. Hired a contractor in March. Agreed on price and put down 50% to get job started. He said he will let me know start date. After almost three more months of waiting he says July 13... Read more »
Sure, but not before the contractor has caused some actual damages. Spending too much time to complete a construction job is not actionable. Moreover, no that the work has started the contractor can put a mechanics lien against you house that must be paid someday, or you will not be able to sell it.
I begged my landlord to repair apartment, they refused till I threatened to withhold, I don't think anyone has experience answering questions regarding the fact that masked people are at my door refusing to provide ID so I am removing this question, please do not comment further.
I gave contractor money for work that was completed incorrectly and will need to be redone, and money upfront for future work. Since he had never been back to my with several reasons and has only talked to me when I initiated contact. Because of this I told him to refund me and cease work. I told... Read more »
There is no special way to settle any case. The non-disparagement clause is pretty much standard in all settlement agreements; and you are being foolish to risk not receiving your refund by insisting on your "right" to bad-mouth the other side on social media. Perhaps the other party will...Read more »
The pool contractor tried to get money out of us that was not apart of the contract and said it had to be done for inspection. They pre-plumbed the pool then said it had to be ripped out, at our cost or said we would need to pay for an upgraded heater. The county inspector said that they were lying... Read more »
Whether a contractor, in any business, can sub-contract out work without first conferring with the customer depends on the language of your contract. However, it's not necessarily the case that "xyz" is a sub-contractor of "abc". In the construction/renovation industry,...Read more »
When we first began our construction process, the floor plans had a bi-fold door on the laundry room in the master bedroom. I had that door changed to a barn door a few months later. The barn door was added to the floor plan BEFORE the budget and final floor plans were signed into contract. In... Read more »
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