Over the quote, or over the contract you and he signed? There's a vacuum of information here that needs to be filled in. You say no unexpected problems, but were all fixtures and materials specified, or did you constantly pick out expensive high-end products and materials after the quote...Read more »
I signed a contract to install a concrete slab with flagstone. Also stairs that go up to the second floor of my house. It's come to my attention that this work requires a permit. Is the contractor responsible for pulling those permits? I was never informed it is required by law.
NO. It is the non-delegable obligation of the contractor to apply for and obtain all necessary permits required by law, per C.O.M.A.R. 09.08.01.08. ("Code of Maryland Regulations"--the MHIC promulgates regulations under the Home Improvement Law, and COMAR is where all such regulations...Read more »
The construction company is taking their time to do the work and right now its December. How long does the contraction company have until he finishes my business renovation if there were no dates in the contract? I go to the job site everyday and they might be only working one or two days out of... Read more »
You will need to meet with a construction law attorney to go over all the details. You do not state, for instance, what percentage of the contract work has been completed, and of course, the contract terms need to be reviewed for both determining obligations and remedies. The law generally writes...Read more »
This a brand new community. It's labeled as a recreational facilities agreement. It states: "The developer shall contract the following for the Largo Town Centre: ..." However, the community name is Largo Creseant. I find it odd that they would build a gym, gazebos, and tennis courts... Read more »
This is a negotiated item. The standard Board of Realtors contracts have contingencies for buyer's inspections of these items. If the inspections fail, there is a negotiation over repairs, who pays, price reduction, etc. There is a point where the buyer may elect to cancel the deal if the item...Read more »
While your post is a bit vague, it is possible an Officer could cite you for failing to obey a lawful traffic control device (yes, posted signed are deemed devices) or a comparable violation if you had no legitimate basis for driving in a "work zone." However, a response to your post...Read more »
we had a home built and moved in 5/4/17. It has been a nightmare! less than 60 days moving in there were two cracks in the exterior foundation and several in the basement floor foundation. where the walls meet to a corner in the house they are are all splitting/ separating and rows of nails... Read more »
You posted this as a Maryland question, but you appear to be from Virginia. I've handled cases of this type in both states, and the remedies are different. Either way, you are looking for a remedy of much more than the $10,000 lot premium if this was a violation of the Maryland or Virginia...Read more »
We had a 203k loan to buy a house that had a room added but never finished. We ran into many problems including failed inspections, toilet wasn’t installed, stove ran with an electrical cord and more. My contractor with the permission from the sellers started doing some work before closing (our... Read more »
What could possess you if the notion that you should repair someone else’s house at all without so little as a contract to define the work and what would happen if there was no closing! You are in a very difficult spot, but there might be an argument that you are entitled to the “quantum...Read more »
I am a contractor in PA offered work in MD. I have been told by the company contracting me that I can do work under their number along their employees. My current understanding is that is not true and I must obtain a MD license.
The law was recently changed, so that subcontractors do not need a Maryland Home Improvement License if they are subcontracted to a MHIC-licensed contractor. So, no, so long as the contractor you contract with has an MHIC license, then you are fine. You only need an MHIC license for construction...Read more »
You have rights to sue in court, and you may file complaints with the relevant Maryland licensing boards. The full scope of your rights depends on what is written in your documents, and other things a lawyer can tell you after a thorough interview.
Your remedy depends on what was done, how much the project was worth, and on what type of building. You may have remedies in state court, or federal court, and you may have rights to a mechanic's lien. Also, you must consider if you are properly licensed since Maryland courts will not enforce...Read more »
i have a contract with a customer, in the contract the scope of work is outlined. The contract is a little vague but it dose say any changes will be discussed. long story short the customer damanded we added things, the work has been done is it ok to charge him even though a price was never... Read more »
Your can and should raise the issue with the owner. A negotiated agreement is best, but in court you might prove unjust enrichment or other equitable theories of recovery where the price term is omitted from the agreement.
IF I WANT HIM TO SIGN A PAPER THAT HE HAS FAILED TO PERFORM HIS DUTIES AS A CONTRACTOR AND HE WILL THEREFORE HAVE NO PROBLEM THAT WE WILL DEDUCT THE MONEY FROM THE BUILDING COST (THE SAME) ONE AS HE IS THE CONTRACTOR FOR AND HE IS SELLING THE BUILDING TO US. WHAT CODE SHOULD SHOULD WE USE?... Read more »
If you're seriously interested in starting a training school, in any industry, you need to get a lawyer. Everything from possibly incorporating your business, to licensing, to partnership contracts, investor contracts, compliance, etc. Too much to go over to answer on a forum.
Today a lady from cidiside days she works with HUS and I've been the victim of a rental scam. The home belongs to HUD and I received a fake lease and now I'm up to be Evicted. I have 3 small children I don't know what to do
We bought our house back in 2001. We recently decided to sell the property and came to know the previous owner had the permit only for the deck and a screened porch and just months before selling the property to us he had some contractor put in some windows and drywall to make it look like a sun... Read more »
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