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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Construction Law for Virginia on

Q: va-can poa demand "road impact fee" from owner's builder when not in documents.

Nothing in our documents re this-private roads easement across res lots.

Richard Sternberg answered on Feb 8, 2019

Your question is barely comprehensible. You need help constructing it. But, I think the answer will turn on the contents of the documents. You need a legal review of all relevant contracts, whether we are talking about the construction agreements, the home purchase contract, or any relevant HOA... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Construction Law for Virginia on

Q: We purchased a flipped home that we were made to believe was in good condition it is not

There is wood rot that was simply painted over, paint that wasn't done right and is peeling off the ceilings and walls, floors that have bubbled from not being laid right, an a.c. unit that wasn't up to code that flooded our house, a oven that makes it so we can't open a dishwasher all the way... Read more »

Richard Sternberg answered on Feb 25, 2018

Sounds like you need a lawyer to evaluate whether you have a claim for treble damages plus attorneys fees and costs.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Construction Law for Virginia on

Q: how do we get a mechanics lien removed after the lien has expired?

The lien was filed June 6 2017 and the company is trying to enforce it as of Jan 26 2018. The law in VA states the lien expires after 6 months. work has stopped on our build so removing this is imperative.

thank you

F. Paul Maloof answered on Feb 2, 2018

You will need to petition the Court and seek a court order to remove the lien.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Small Claims, Construction Law and Consumer Law for Virginia on

Q: I hire a company to do repairs to my house .the company started but never finished. Can I hire a lawyer to handle case?

I asked him to give me the materials that was purchase and I will get someone to finish the work. He keep saying he is going to finish it's been since March 2017.. I know he had a few family issuses but I need the work completed. We have a sign contract and he also been paid some money

John Andrew Maghamez answered on Jul 30, 2017

Yes this would be an ideal case to hire an attorney on

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Construction Law for Virginia on

Q: I signed a new construction purchase contract from a builder and gave a $5k deposit. What are my options to hold/cancel.

My company is possibly being purchased and we may need to relocate, therefore I would like to put the construction on hold. I emailed them this, and they responded that they would continue building the house but with 0 upgrades that we selected, then if we want it at the end we can have it. Does... Read more »

Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh Esq. answered on Nov 15, 2016

You have to look at the contract you have with the company. You may wish to consult with an attorney and bring them a copy of the contract to review.

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law for Virginia on

Q: I hire an architect to provide drawings for build out and he put on the drawing that 2hr firewalls already exist. wrong

That was wrong firewalls did not exist. based on that it never csme up during construct and the walls are up and ceiling closed with city's approval. Now the city is saying no more inspections until firewalls are in place. Requires tear down painted and finished walls and erect new walls. Who is... Read more »

Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh Esq. answered on Aug 9, 2014

More information would be necessary to answer this, including an expert architect who will say it was negligent of the first architect and it caused you damages.

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