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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
[quote] The licensing board needs to be able to deal with shitty contractors and they can't do anything if they aren't made aware of the situation. [/quote] I actually know someone who works in that department but I don't want to take it to that level yet....
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
[quote]Hopefully your contract states clear lien waiver for final payment? Don't pay the final payment until You get that.[/quote] I will definitely have something like that documented and ran by a lawyer....
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
Thanks for all of the advice guys. I really have to figure out what direction I am going to take this. I will update you guys when I come to a resolution....
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
[quote]Ok, so you have a bit of leverage with the 15k. I wouldn't give the guy a nickel for as long as he went over his contract time. So 7 weeks and counting.[/quote] No I don't have leverage. He hasn't done that work yet. 2/3 rds of that $15k would cover some ditchwork and brickwork he hasn't d...
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
[quote]Good luck man. I'm a construction guy and I just hate to hear about people like this out there that give the rest of us a bad name. I'm also assuming that your story all checks out and he doesn't have a whole other side to be able to demonstrate that you delayed the job at 5 different points ...
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
[quote]Good advice here. OP, what a nightmare. Hope it all works out for you ASAP. I'd call the lawyer in BR someone recommended earlier in the thread to see if he has a rec for someone in your area. The law community in most states is a pretty tight-knit group, especially within the specialized ...
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
[quote]Did I miss read an earlier post, you paid him his final draw and he still had work to complete? [/quote] The cabinets where a big hold up (nothing to do with me). After they were installed, he got the wood floors down and started swinging hammers on miscellaneous stuff to put me at ease. At ...
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
[quote]Again, a local lawyer can run the case law for you and review the actual contract.[/quote] Anyone has any suggestions for lawyers that would service the Houma/Thibodaux area?...
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
[quote]I feel like at this point I'd go rouge and just tell him to get the hell off my property[/quote] I don't sleep anymore. Every day I get madder and madder and just want to change the locks and tell him to f*** off. Like I literally sacrificed for years to build this house and this dude coul...
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
[quote]Call James Bullman in Baton Rouge. He deals with construction law and should be able to help you. Went to law school with him and he's a good dude.[/quote] I am in the Houma/Thibodaux area. Would he be willing to take a case down here?...
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
[quote]So there's no termination by owner language? If you don't know a construction attorney you should find one and get some advice after having them review your contract. You'd typically want to have termination language, stipulations on how and where to handle claims and a schedule with liquidat...
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
[quote]Do you know what other projects he's working on? I'd be tempted to call his,other customers and ask if he's as shoddy on their jobs, or to start following him to other job sites and pester the hell out of him to get your job going. Sorry you signed a crappy contract...why wouldn't you get som...
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
[quote]ETA: And, if you arent already, document everything. Save everything. Record when you called/texted/emailed etc.[/quote] I am doing this. I now keep a daily log of what work is done and what is still outstanding. Although it may not make a difference because I might be SOL....
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
[quote]Contracts, contracts, contracts. What does the contract specify? What did you/he sign...something of his choosing that has no teeth? Really not much anybody can tell you without reviewing the contract. This won't get any better for you. [/quote] It states the house will be done in 180 days...
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
[quote]Did y'all sign a contract? If yes, is it cost plus or was it a hard bid? If it's a cost plus, the contractor is taking his time to rack up the bills. You will have little to no recourse (depending on state law), but you might want to speak with a lawyer. Have them review your contract. [/quot...
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
[quote]Well that's a problem. Who drew up the contract? What other provisions are in the contract regarding his termination? ETA: And, if you arent already, document everything. Save everything. Record when you called/texted/emailed etc.[/quote] Biggest purchase of my life and I goofed up b...
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Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
Broke ground on my house on January 1st. Moved along at a good pace until drywall was done. 2 months waiting on NOT CUSTOM cabinets to be installed and no other work was really done during that time frame. I'm too nice and let it slide assuming this would be the only hiccup. The contract stated 180 ...
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re: What is going on with cell service? - man117
Not sure what is going on. I am in thibodaux right now. Called someone in thibodaux and houma, the phone worked. Tried to call los angeles and it would not work....
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re: Where to go if we have to bail out? - man117
[quote]Thibodaux is high and dry[/quote] I concur...
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re: Milioto Custom Homes - any feedback - man117
No info on Milioto, but I'm wrapping up my house in Thibodaux. Cost around $138 living for just the structure....
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