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What is the Definition of Commencement of Construction?

a condition within a general warranty deed required that the Grantee ' commence construction of its facility within ten years from...Wuat actions would constite commencement of construction and would items like final plat approval and building permits be required to have been completed prior to the deadline date (in oklahoma)

01/09/2011   |   Category: Contractors   |   State: Oklahoma   |   #23975

Can the Contractor Change the Bid Price After Contract is Entered Into?

WE ARE SUBCONTRACTORS IN SARASOTA CO., WE HAVE JUST FINISHED A BIG JOB DOWNTOWN SARASOTA, THE CONTRACTOR KNOW WANTS TOO CHANGE OUR BID PRICE ON LINE ITEMS THAT WERE ON ALL OUR DRAWS ON AN AIA DOCUMENT AND A SIGNED AIA CONTRACT WE HAD WITH THEM BEFORE WE EVEN STARTED THE JOB LAST YEAR WE ARE AT THE FINAL DRAW PLUS RETAINAGE, THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE LINE ITEMS THAT ARE SIGNED IN ...

07/26/2009   |   Category: Contractors   |   State: Florida   |   #17799

I was not happy with work performed by a contractor and now he will not give me a refund

I hired a painter (One Man and a Brush); who by his own admission, his subcontractors did a bad job. After an attempt to fix the issues and various conversations and emails the owner stated to have the painters leave and he would refund my payment ($1195.00). He then retracted this statement in an email stating after further consideration I had paid the bill thus indicating I w...

04/28/2009   |   Category: Contractors   |   State: ALL   |   #16246

What is the form called that the mortgage company needs to show home is ready for occupancy?

Mortgage company is asking for a form from builder, kind of like a certificate of occupancy, stating house is complete and liveable now. What is this called?

03/26/2009   |   Category: Contractors   |   State: Texas   |   #15763

Can an unlicensed contractor file suit for unpaid work?

I hired a man who has a side construction business to do work on my house. The job was delayed by over 2 months, which kept me from having tenants move into the house. It was also shoddy work, so I kicked him out of the house and had to have someone else come in to fix part of the work and have them finish what was started. The contractor is now suing me for payment and I am r...

01/02/2009   |   Category: Contractors   |   State: Arizona   |   #14904

Can a subcontractor persue payment from a customer if the contractor never paid?

If a subcontractor is not paid by the contractor, can the subcontractor pursue payment from the customer (ie: the entity who hired the contractor and for whom the subcontractor performed the work)? The work was performed in both Colorado (at the customer site) and in Florida (where I reside and work from home). This is not the construction industry, it is computer softwa...

01/02/2009   |   Category: Contractors   |   State: Florida   |   #14900

A contractor has placed a lien on the house we are building. The amount is to large, because the have cashed a check since th...

A contractor has placed a lien on the house we are building. The amount is to large, because the have cashed a check since the lien was filed. We want to resolve the matter but they want return our calls. The installed siding.windows and doors. The payment were made on the windows (in full) but they are not finished. The siding is finished and they were paid in full. The doors ...

09/10/2007   |   Category: Contractors   |   State: Georgia   |   #8589

What are my options if my new air conditioner is not working properly?

I just had installed a brand new HVAC unit - compressor, condensor and furnace about 37 days ago. They have come out to replace the compressor, the lines to the house, etc. and it still is not working properly. What are my options? I would like to go with another company, but not sure if it will be worth the fight.

08/18/2007   |   Category: Contractors   |   State: Florida   |   #8035

Should I build my home as a private party or under an LLC for liability reasons?

I am going to be building a home for my family and will be the owner/builder. We have an alternate funding source and will not be getting a bank loan for the construction. The contractors we have selected are all recommended by friends who have had direct experience with them, and they have excellent reputations. A local builder who is advising us has suggested that I should...

05/12/2007   |   Category: Contractors   |   State: Texas   |   #4543

How do I file a complaint against a contractor with the State Board of Contractors and BBB?

How do I file a complaint against a contractor with the State Board of Contractors and Better Business Bureau?

05/02/2007   |   Category: Contractors   |   State: North Carolina   |   #3568
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