I have a stop work order from the township because the of no permits and since is a 3 family home we need the plans to be draw from a professional architect. I want to get out if the contract and find someone else to do the work. But because the contractor has out we have a contract we need to... Read more »
answered on Jan 25, 2023
You will need to do what is necessary to obtain a building permit. You may an opportunity to file suit against the first contractor under the for violation of the Consumer Protection Law for home improvements. Speak to an attorney.
They have come out 4 times to fix the leaks without success. Now 3 rooms of damage done. We want panels off the roof, roof replaced and cancel our contract with loan company. E signed documents, and finance company did not tell us lean was put on our home. E signed documents for that as well.
answered on Dec 9, 2022
You need to retain experienced civil litigation who has handled many of this type of case. Under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (you can get triple damages plus attorney fees). It is extremely rare that a Home Improvement Contract will be in compliance with Home Improvement Contractor Act. But... Read more »
Owner never been to my house or saw the work. His uncle the Forman represented himself as owner and gave estimate. Came back 3 times over 3 months when I complained. Now I fired them and owner wants to talk to see what work they can finish and get paid for. He’s never been in my home and he’s... Read more »
answered on Dec 9, 2022
No you do not let him into your house at all. You need to retain an experienced civil litigation attorney who knows how to utilize the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (if successful you will be awarded triple damages, plus attorney fees) and the Federal Magnuson Moss Warranty Act. But you are... Read more »
They have been out 4 times already to try and fix the problem. We now have 3 rooms of ceiling damage. We want panels off, roof replaced and contract loan taken care of. They have not fixed or ceilings with water damage.
answered on Nov 30, 2022
You need to retain an experienced civil litigation attorney, who has substantial experience handling home improvement contractor cases that violate both the New Jersey Home Improvement Contractor Act and The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. Although you would at all times be responsible for your own... Read more »
While applying to the state for an electrical license , does the board have the right to change a law that is also in the state law ? Because it says so on its website ;The Board is engaging in rulemaking to implement the law. i check the law ,N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.1 Qualifications of Applicants... Read more »
answered on Mar 10, 2022
The only way that any one can help you is if you provide more facts. There is no point in speculating.
Because of his negligence, the job has to be redone
answered on Sep 28, 2021
Yes, it is possible to receive your money back and even be awarded treble (ie 3x the amount of damage sustained) damages and attorney's fees. NJ has very strict rules governing home improvement contracts. The best advise is to seek legal advise from someone familiar with home improvement litigation.
answered on May 30, 2021
Yes, there is a great deal you can do, by retaining an experienced civil litigation attorney. As someone who has successfully handled a significant number of these cases, I can make some statements with a very high degree of certainty, which is good news for you. It is extremely rare that any Home... Read more »
Can I sue the builders, even so, the guaranty was up to 10 years? The job was done by a third part contract with the builders and I think was incomplete or wrong done.
answered on Jan 30, 2021
A real question is not whether you can file a complaint . The real question is do you have a real cause of action. Filing a frivolous law suit can result in penalties imposed. So before filing suit, a structural engineer should be consulted to determine what is causing your current problem.... Read more »
the seller offered to send a couple of guys to dig it up and re soil and seed but I don't believe they're licensed what do I do??
answered on Jan 9, 2021
I'm sorry to hear about your experience. You should involve the lawyer who represented you in the closing with this matter. If that is not an option, your best bet may be to ask the seller if the people he wants to send over are licensed and insured. If he says they are not, you can tell him... Read more »
Orig contract signed 1/3/20. New agreement is for another 14 days but it has been over a month and repairs are incomplete with damages. His lawyer is pressuring for the last payment of $38K. Looking for a Lawyer who can assist us enforce a time frame and completion of the job. If not, we would like... Read more »
answered on Dec 26, 2020
NO! You need to retain your own attorney, who has extensive experience in handling cases involving Home Improvement Contractor cases. Very few if any Home Improvement Contractors write contracts that are in compliance with the Home Improvement Contractor's Act and therefore, almost certainly... Read more »
Sunroom construction defects in workmanship/ product.
answered on Jun 17, 2020
A New Jersey attorney with experience with the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (CFA) would be able to speak with you regarding any defects in the sunroom you experienced. The CFA protects consumers and the acts and omissions of home improvement contractors are within its reach. To bring a claim under... Read more »
Bank issued a payment for the work that was done but the homeowner will not turn over the check to me, so I would like to file a lien on the property so that the bank can not release any funds to another contractor until I have been paid
answered on Sep 17, 2019
You should consult an experienced civil litigation attorney prior to taking any action. I presume that you are a home improvement contractor. If that is the case, your contract must be completely compliant with the N.J.S.A. Home Improvement Contractor Act, otherwise, you are also risking violation... Read more »
answered on Feb 3, 2019
You can oppose it for any reason, however township officials know that any project will create noise, traffic problems etc that effect residents, but deem it needed for improvement/modernization.
I never took before photos or after, I don't think he did either. He replaced the cabinets that had some were and tare on it. There was 1 door that was dry rotted and broke the side where it locks the dead bolt. Also 1 door that was broken on my account. Can he charge me to replace all the... Read more »
answered on Jun 4, 2018
Typically you are not responsible for ordinary wear and tear. You may be responsible for any damage caused by you or your guests. It becomes a question of proof and the burden is on your landlord to prove you were the cause. It's unfortunate you did not take pictures. If nothing else, take... Read more »
The agreement stipulated that the company would pay my back taxes of about $20000 in the first 6 months of operation at which time I would be listed as an owner.
I solely run the daily operations of this company,all clients were brought with me into this agreement.. In return for investing,... Read more »
answered on Apr 29, 2018
You need to retain an experienced litigation attorney who has experience in handling these types of cases. To properly answer your questions and address your concerns, the best way to handle this is by retaining an experienced litigation attorney. You need the best attorney you can afford, do not... Read more »
Side of our house needs new siding, our home is historic- they destroyed an historic well on our property, new landscaping needs to be done. We have stress cracks in the inside where the car hit the outside of the house
answered on Mar 26, 2018
Get an estimate for restoring the well using the origninal materials. Run it through your homeowners they will go after the guy, get back your deductible is the easiest way. Make a calim against him. Questions? Contact a member of the NJ Assn for Justice.
I had driven past three police vehicles on the side of the road & taking up the right of the two lanes. As I approached I moved into the left lane & passed them on my way to the gas station just after them. As I pulled in two police vehicles pulled in behind where I had parked. They gave me... Read more »
answered on Mar 12, 2018
The law doesn't have a specific definition as to what a barricade must consist of. This will be your word against theirs.
The contractor estimated a renovation project would cost $125K of an 11 week project. he showed me billed at 89K and then showed me billed for $155k and demanded more money to complete the project. The contract had him showing me weekly bills but he fell behind in showing them. I complained he... Read more »
answered on Jan 13, 2018
You can file suit against him in Superior Court for breach of contract, among other things. You need a litigation attorney to handle this type of case for you. The attorney will need to review everything. Do not let geographic restrictions get in the way of retaining the best attorney. Pick the... Read more »
On Friday December 1st i contracted a handyman to complete my Kitchen job he estimated that the total would be 3200 for the labor and that he needed 50% deposit so i gave him 1600 dollar and he patched up a couple holes in the wall with plaster and then stated that he will be back the next day... Read more »
answered on Dec 5, 2017
You would ideally give him a copy by hand delivery, but voice and sending a mail cancellation will do.
I have a contract with home owner. He was only billed for the work that was performed.
answered on Sep 26, 2017
You have not posted a question but if your question is can you still be sued, yes you had a contract.
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