Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Oregon Construction Law Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Construction Law, Business Formation and Business Law for Oregon on
Q: I need help in regards to filing a lien on a construction project or write up a demand of payment letter

I was hired by a contractor to install siding and painting.The project is coming to a close and im still owed 54 thousand dollars plus 51 thousand dollars of change orders.I still have to pay out 95 thousand dollars to my subcontractors.I am told by other people that the general contractor said... Read more »

Daniel DiCicco
Daniel DiCicco answered on Jan 29, 2019

Sounds like you will need to sue them. I doubt a letter alone is going to dislodge $100k from someone. You need a real threat. Give me a ring and I can look at it with you.

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law for Oregon on
Q: Can I fire a contractor at will if I find out he is unlicensed? Can he sue me?
Daniel DiCicco
Daniel DiCicco answered on Dec 14, 2018

This depends on the nature of the work. Most residential home improvement type work requires that the contractor have a CCB license. You can fire him if he is doing this work unlicensed. He could potentially try to sue you if you have a signed agreement with him- anyone can file a lawsuit. But I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Construction Law and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: I bought a home and did mold remediation in the attic - Found out later it was due to no soffit vents. Was that legal?

My question is regarding building code (for the most part).

Purchased an adult foster care home. Home inspection showed mold in attic, but seller refused to fix. During remediation, found out the mold was due to no soffit vents added to the 2003 construction - also no bathroom exhaust... Read more »

Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman answered on Sep 29, 2017

Your best solution is to get bids to fix the problems. Adding soffits and vent fans is not extremely expensive. Oregon has statutes of limitation which prevent lawsuits after certain time periods and while there are many different time periods the statute of ultimate repose, which is the end all... Read more »

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.