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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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
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 »
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 »
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 »
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
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 »
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 »
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 »
Difficult to say. You will likely have some finger-pointing. The manufacturer will say that your contractor did not heed warnings or instructions on the label. The contractor is blaming the defective product.
You problem is, that the claim is too small for most civil lawyers to want to...Read more »
Since you rightfully have trepidations, you should retain an architect of your own choosing to give you a written professional opinion as to this question, this way it won't matter what the seller tells you.
You can remove or stop the liens, but this is not a cheap or easy process even for a lawyer to do. A lawyer cannot tell you how to file a lawsuit for this lawyers go to school 3 years and then generally take an internship with a lawyer to learn the real world process for another year or two. If...Read more »
This occurred in New Jersey. I renovated a home for profit. I have a signed contract that allows me to charge penalties for every day late after a certain date and recoup additional costs. I've had to pay extra mortgage and tax payments, as well as, provide the buyer with a credit to fix the... Read more »
I am a former attorney, hoping to move into the state (North Carolina). I have been presented with a very one-sided draft contract. I am hoping to find some reasonable form contract that i can propose instead.
Yes many form contracts exist, you may want to check west publishing or CLE material for the state in which the house and contractor are in. But I would have a currently licensed lawyer review it before you sign it. As they say a lawyer who represents himself has a ______ for a client.
You may be in over your head. To properly answer your questions and address your concerns, the best way to handle this is with an in person consultation with an experienced attorney. You have to supply the mediator with copies of everything you have to prove your position. Good luck.
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