Gary Kollin's answer Since you are intentionally vague as to the nature of the job, I cannot answer your question. However, I also suggested to report it to the authorities if he has a history of doing this
Jack Ternan's answer 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.
William Head's answer 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
S. Michael Graham's answer 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 an attorney to show you how to apply for supplemental income benefits. I would be glad to speak with you.
Edward J. Kazaleh's answer 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 months to 6 months. I have not seen one go on that long, unless there is much more to this situation or someone is abusing their owed legal duties to another.
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 like you do.
Contact me if you would like to sit and talk or a phone consultation:
I am an Engineer/Lawyer who does a lot of Construction law work and lawsuits. I'm also from Galveston (BOI)and know those Courts.
To establish liability you have to show the Contractor was negligent and under the most recent "tort reform" rules, have a report done detailing the defects giving the Contractor 60 days to resolve it. If there is no settlement or resolution after that, you then gain a right to sue. Most reputable contractors will...
Edward J. Kazaleh's answer 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.
It sounds like you may need to seek the assistance of an Attorney/Mediator/Arbitrator to see if is possible to resolve the matter amicably BEFORE you close on your home's purchase. If you wait after that, your legal rights and...
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