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1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a builder ask for compensation without a written contract for suggesting an architect and meeting with you ..

I met with the builder couple of times and am paying the architect, engineering and surveyer . he did ask to be copy pasted on all emails and did attend a couple of meetings .. we never had a written contract.. the layout is 65% done and it’s time to give it off for bidding.. this guy was very... Read more »

Benjamin Oxford
Benjamin Oxford answered on Jul 16, 2019

Possibly. It depends on what your discussions were. Verbal contracts can be binding. It doesn't help that he was copied on emails and attended some meetings. That may entitle him to some amount of compensation, though probably not much. I would need more information before telling you for... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is a builder's 1 year warranty the same as a structural warranty for a new built home?

Our home was built in 2017, but appears to have structural issues. Would the builder be liable on a structural warranty?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 24, 2019

The only way you will ever know is to try to sue the builder under the "structural warranty."

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Construction Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How can we find out if a lien was filed on our property? If it's a false lien how can we get it removed?

We live in Garvin County, OK. a person graded our gravel driveway in lieu of pasture rent. But when the pasture lease was terminated at the end of the lease period, he said we owed him money for the grading. But according to the lease agreement, the grading was supposed to be done as needed in... Read more »

Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad answered on Oct 3, 2017

Sorry for your problems,

You can search here to see if a lien was filed:

https://okcountyrecords.com/search/garvin#advanced-search

If there was contact an attorney about your options. Too many to explain here.

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Q: If a person land is zone agricultural can you use it for Automotive Commercial or General commercial District
Howard Berkson
Howard Berkson answered on Dec 7, 2013

Zoning ordinances can vary by city and county. You need to know what the permitted uses are under those local rules. If your intended land use is not permitted under the zoning rules, you can try to get the area rezoned, but it is usually simpler to get a zoning variance. A zoning variance is an... Read more »

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