Your options are dependent on specific facts that are not provided here, such as the terms of the contract with your GC and the representations your GC made regarding obtaining the requisite permits. That being the case, I recommend organizing everything in your possession regarding this matter,...Read more »
It depends on specific facts that are not provided here. Assuming you are a homeowner who hired the contractor suing the subcontractor, you will more than likely be called as a witness for depositions and/or trial.
Yes, they are, but the specific requirements depend on specific facts that are not provided here, such as the location and nature of the work being performed. That being the case, I recommend organizing the contract and anything else you believe is relevant to this matter, and consulting with an...Read more »
Had a new roof installed last October, since January, we have had to place numerous bowls around the house due to leaking. The roofing company has come out several times with no satisfying results for the problem, We have provided him with video and photos of the leaking and his last response via... Read more »
The contractor has a responsibility to correct any defects in the instillation. If you provide the contractor with notice and a commercially reasonable time to cure and the contractor fails to do so, you can have the work done by a different contractor. You then have a claim against the original...Read more »
The answer to your question depends on a number of factors that are not provided here, such as the terms of your contract, the location of the work, and the type of work performed. If the bill is significantly higher than the initial quote, it is likely in your best interest to consult with an...Read more »
Our house is older on a main street in town. The person called and asked if they can come in and track a water line we said sure they drilled small hole and filled, but today they came out after me and wife left for work no warning and completely tore up 3/4 of our driveway as well as messed up... Read more »
Gas still is off, yard was dug up for months, itemized bill was 2,666 in labor alone and the day they came out for the initial quote was 337.00 dollars. Hours are wrong for labor, electricians did not call before they dug and hit line, they have electricians doing labor work and charging me 112.00... Read more »
I would recommend organizing all information that is relevant to this situation, including pictures and communications with the contractor, and consulting with an attorney individually. A knowledgeable attorney will review the details surrounding this situation, and will advise you as to your...Read more »
You can certainly sue both of them, but your chances of winning and recovering is a different story. I would recommend organizing all information related to this situation, and consulting with an attorney individually. Your chances of prevailing and recovering in a lawsuit will be substantially...Read more »
It is possible, but an attorney would need more information in order to provide you with a comprehensive evaluation of your situation, as it depends on the specific illegal act that was performed by the contractor. I would recommend organizing all information relevant to this situation, and...Read more »
Yes, it is certainly still in effect, and is the source for a great deal of litigation in Illinois. If you are contemplating starting a carpentry business, I would highly recommend you consult with an attorney prior to doing so, as it will save you a great deal of time, stress, and money in the...Read more »
You certainly do not have to try to work it out amicably, but it may be in your best interest to attempt to resolve the matter prior to filing suit, as there are costs associated with filing suit that will likely never be reimbursed. In any event, I would recommend organizing all information...Read more »
Your contractor may not bill you for more than his Estimate without seeking your permission in writing. Such written permission is known as a Change Order and must include an estimate of costs, a description of the work to be done, an estimate of the additional labor, material, resources, and time...Read more »
Based on what you've written, you have a cause of action against the Contractor for taking your money and failing to pay his subcontractor. Unfortunately, this does not mean you have a defense to the Subcontractor's Mechanics Lien claim. It is easier to talk it out than address it here....Read more »
Your question is too vague for a full answer. To begin with, you reference being sued in "District Court" - which is the name given to Federal Courts in Illinois. I suspect you mean that you are being sued in the Circuit Court for your County and your question is how to have the matter...Read more »
You are certainly within your rights to try and draft the agreement you need yourself, but I would strongly caution you to use an attorney. Online templates, even the ones that you pay for, are written in a way to apply to as many situations as possible. Using one is very risky in the event there...Read more »
I signed off on original work order, then they had to reinforce gables and I verbally said go ahead, but no cost was mentioned and nothing signed off on. 3 months later am given a bill for this work $500 (they said they gave me a break from $800), and ask for immediate payment. The original work... Read more »
It depends. I am assuming that reinforcement of the gables was not contemplated in the original contract. If it had been, then you should not pay anything extra. With that in mind, the answer to your question depends on *why* the gables were reinforced. If it was because of their negligence...Read more »
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