Building a pole building as a residential secondary building for personal storage. Typical 50 x 54 building with vertical beams spaced 8' on center. Inspector won't issue building permit unless beams are 6' on center. Also, inspector won't accept 18" preformed concrete... Read more »
The building code sets forth the minimum standard for construction. There must be something in the engineering report that causes their concern. A stamped report from structural engineer should be enough.
Lightning caused residential fire, home not restored to previous state (only evident now after removing small bit of drywall to investigate mold smell). Thinner insulation replaced, side of house lets small light into space (revealed after removing drywall) where boards do not come together (can... Read more »
In having some repairs done we knew needed to be done, we have uncovered issues that are really of great concern. The contractor left live wires dangling in the wall, left live electrical in the shower in two different places one was bare wires, not even capped. He did not water proof the backboard... Read more »
Get an estimate from a reputable contractor for what needs to be done, and what it will cost to repair the shoddy work. You need that to prove your damages caused by the first contractor. Then you can sue.
As always, you get what you pay for. Be sure to talk to a qualified attorney about...Read more »
A home was broke into and a large amount of tools and equipment have been ripped off. The customer claims he does not have insurance on the property. The liability insurance policy of the person who had his tools ripped off will not cover it. They have basically said it's on the homeowner... Read more »
You've just witnessed what makes these sort of situations complicated: every insurance company is going to say someone or someone else's insurance is responsible. That said, I think a case can be made that the homeowner's insurance should be responsible.
We were mislead about the house's issues, and the cost to fix them. We now have spend more than twice what we were expecting, and we're nowhere near done. Never would have purchased this house if we had known that his "guys" were unskilled laborers who have both done terrible... Read more »
More information is needed to respond adequately to your question. Essentially, repair/construction work is governed by contract in Michigan. You say you have "conversations and agreement." Do you have a written contract regarding the price and work to be done? If there is no written...Read more »
If there is no 'certificate of compliance' for the property the tenant's obligation to pay rent can be "suspended" under the Detroit ordinance, but expect that if you do that there will be eviction proceedings and the City may well force you to move out.
If the lien impairs your exemption then you can motion the bankruptcy court to remove the lien.
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