What can I do short of a long expensive litigation if the General Contractor is fraudulently billing

4 weeks ago

I experienced a small stove fire October 31, 2018. The GC breached the contract gave access to my insurance claim information to a restoration company and access to my home. And many other issues. We agreed to terminate the contract in May 2019, however, he continues to submit a fraudulent bill for work completed which in turn delays the termination and restoration of my home to include kitchen, walls, flooring etc.

Senior Legal Associate Levelset

When a contractor is acting in a fraudulent manner and is creating problems for a property owner, threatening to make legal claims against the contractor might convince them to do the right thing. Further, making complaints with the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors or consumer complaints with the North Carolina Attorney General’s office might do the trick, too.

What’s more, leaving (honest) reviews on third-party sites like Levelset’s contractor pages, the Better Business Bureau, Google, and even Facebook (as applicable) can help push a contractor to cease their fraudulent actions, too.

Finally, note that it will be helpful to consult with a local North Carolina construction attorney to ultimately decide what options make the most sense in your situation. Litigation can be costly and create a lot of stress and expense – but an attorney will be helpful for more than that. They’ll be able to first identify what options are even on the table beforehand.

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