We had a company build a patio cover on our existing slab. They never pulled a building permit or mentioned it to us and are now not willing to do anything about the fact that the slab did not meet building thickness nor is our yard even zoned for this kind of construction. They are saying it was... Read more »
My partner is a builder and has been sued and the opposing counsel is asking about my involvement and asking me to give up personal information about myself. Example my bank account information and if i have opened new bank accounts.. is this legal
Is it legal for an attorney to ask you to provide access to your personal financial information? Probably yes. If you asking whether you legally have to provide him with that information, it depends. During a civil lawsuit, Texas law permits parties to pursue information from third parties that...Read more »
I recently worked as a subcontractor, staining a concrete floor that was covered in mortar, paint, glue, and holes & the house was being fixed from hurricane Harvey flooding. We had only communicated with the contractor & have recordings of us telling them how the patching wasn't going to match up... Read more »
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The home is planned to be 100% self sustainable, using solar panels to provide electricity, reserves to collect and filter water, etc. Is this endeavor legally possible, and if so, is there anything I need to be concerned about?
A location was required to post this inquiry, but the site... Read more »
Show for? He states he’s going to pay the money back but he has a history of doing this. We didn’t know it till now but this is the 4th time of taking ones money it looks like and not coming forth with the job and or product.
Deposit paid; no services provided; calls and text messages have not been returned and original contract date was Oct. 9th so it has been over a month. Reviews on Angie's List were good and local neighborhood website was good so we did get reviews.
It is difficult to answer this question without additional information. You should contact an attorney. It is generally difficult to recover funds from a contractor, but sometimes a civil suit can be fruitful.
My landlord hired a roofing company to fix the roof of our leased townhouse. The roofing company did not cover the roof when it began to rain. Water began coming in the house so we no choice but to evacuate the home. They (roofing company) removed all our belongings to fix the inside of the... Read more »
You need a lawyer to sue these folks, which means the landlord and the roofing company. Let the court case determine who pays, between the two of them. Look up Landlord Tenant lawyers in the Texas city closest to you, on SuperLawyers. com
You can in some situations, but it is usually not a good idea. If you do,you will loose your right to apply for and possibly receive supplemental income benefits. You definitely need to speak to a workers' comp attorney before you would agree to this type of arrangement. You also need to speak to...Read more »
I am trying to find someone that can help me with a legal matter. I am disabling physically & mentally. I had purchased flooring from a very well known company here in Texas . They came in removed my carpet & replaced with tile in April 2016. In June I noticed the tiles were lifting and the floors... Read more »
My husband and I are trying to obtain a construction loan through VA in Texas. We signed a contract with a construction company, where we had a 1,000 escrow/earnest money. We're also supposed to pay 5,100 in closing costs. A week ago our agent called us to inform us the builder now wanted a 4,000... Read more »
We are building a new home in texas. We are at 15-mths from start date. Our contract did not provide a completion date. We were quoted 6-7mths prior to choosing the builder and during process until around 5-mths.
Do we have any recourse for interest costs for carrying construction loan this... Read more »
You may indeed have some legal recourse and be able to recover damages, however, that all depends on your written agreements with the Builder as well. If there is no term for duration of completion, the Courts will impose what is a "reasonable" time period. For most new homes, that can be from 3...Read more »
You can do a Google Search on the TEXAS PROMPT PAY ACT.
Also, you can contest the lien in Court (within 1 year). You really should sit down with a construction lawyer for free consultation to look at your options and if you have a case. It sounds...Read more »
I'm sorry you are having problems with a Builder. We do a lot of construction law and home builder cases. There is a lot of variation on how effective the people are and how well they deal honesty and we have handled dozens of Builder disputes/lawsuits.
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