We had a brick cleaning contractor that hasn't completed the job and billed for the whole amount due. Then he is trying to charge $300.00 interest after only 7 days after I received the bill. He also said that he is going to lien the property and his lawyer fees are $3,800 which we will be charged. Our problem with paying the whole bill is that he caused damage to our customers brand new stainless steel hot tub with the acid wash he uses and us and the customer had to pay someone to try to buff it out to hopefully fix it. This was out of our pocket not the brick cleaners. We owe him $1,700 and we look it as a fair amount to pay him only $1,000 due to the damage and the uncompleted job. Can you please give me some advice for this situation on what we should do? Plus, is him trying to charge so much illegal?...Read More
I am having a hard time getting.the insurance company to compensate for todays lumber prices on a loss I incurred. They originally said the premium had a 10% overage but are balking at giving ke any more money....Read More
I had my bathroom remodeled and the shower was done wrong and not up to code therefore another company has to redo it. I want the half back I paid to this company along with material that is now wasted so I can pay a new company to redo and buy all new material. I had 4 companies saying it was done wrong and will rot and mold in a short period of time n tiles would crack n fall apart. Do I need a lawyer or maybe take it to a small claims court?? Guy who did my shower had never tiles before and I had no clue on that. Thank you for any information...Read More
We are a material supplier. We may think that items will be delivered on a specific date, but with extended lead times/ shortages they are often not delivered on the date we originally thought. If we file a Notice of Furnishing with an incorrect date of first supplying materials, how does that affect the legality of the document? Thank you...Read More
This is a residential project addition in Michigan. We are at final payment with the GC ($5175 remaining). The GC states he will provide a waiver of lien (he did not specifically state Unconditional Lean Waiver) and that all subcontractors have been paid. However, we (homeowner) have discovered some of the subcontractors have not yet been paid in full by the GC (know of 2, not sure if more). Does the GC Lean Waiver (or unconditional Leon waiver) protect the homeowner from one of these subcontractors Issuing a lien against our property? We requested copies of the sub lien waivers from the GC. The GC states that supplying those are not in the contract, and that he did not get lien waivers from everyone. He also states that it will cost the homeowner $100 per waiver if he provides them. What is the GC Legally liable to provide If requested and can he really charge the homeowner?...Read More
I had a fire I hired a cleaning and painting company they did a good job with it cleaning it was like 18,000 there were a few things in there that they didn’t do that they still billed me for. Then I heard them to do the painting I have a contract with them for about 42,000 which I have paid every penny of the contract that I have between him and me. They did a additional $5000 without ever getting anything in writing for me and they build my insurance company directly a lot of that work was terribly done and not complete I am refusing payment on this and they put a $21,000 lien on my property even though I don’t owe them anywhere near that...Read More
I had a fire in February resulting in the total loss of my barn. The claim is "suvervised" and I need to use the depreciation money to do plumbing and electeical. I signed an avidavit to restore the barn to the same or better condition. Insurance is working off 2006 appraisal value. They are not giving me enough to replace any outbuildings or a run in shed for livestock. I am functioning as a Homeowner GC as the new barn is a modular....Read More
The contract allows the contractor to hold 10% Retention for upto 90 days after job completion. They have us waiting on HVAC contractors that will install 5 curbs and 10 pipes through the roof which is include in the cost of the contract, but its been 6 months, and not even close to that point. They have only paid 81% contract. How does the 90 day period to file effect this when the job is a complete roof, but waiting on others? Can I just go ahead and lien it?...Read More
I just had a water heater installed. They wouldn't do any work unless I paid in advance and I signed papers stating that I was satisfied with the entire project. I signed, but later found that them asking for or accepting a certificate of completion to be against the law in Michigan. Being it is against the law, would that make the certificate invalid? I later found a dent and couldn't get it replaced because I signed saying I was satisfied. Plus they were suppose to do an in-home consultation, but did it over the phone, so I didn't know what model or brand I was buying. I was unknowingly taken advantage of, but I should have researched further before doing anything at all
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We submitted an offer to purchase a 20 year old retirement home to a real estate broker/agent in Michigan for $650,000. The Seller countered, but the offer expired before the counteroffer was received. In the days that followed, on Tuesday of this week, we drove 4 hours to the county where the home is located to get copies of all information related to this property. We learned in the building department that there was never a certificate of occupancy issued after the home was built nor when a major renovation took place a few years later. If we really want this house, what are your recommendations to most expediently take action to make this happen. Can we put a clause in the purchase agreement requiring a certificate of occupancy before we can accept the counter offer or initiate a new offer with requiring CO or do something else? ...Read More
I signed a contract for a solar panels system a month ago. While talking to the sales person in the process of making my final decision, he mentions that he owns one of those systems (that he bought less than a year ago) and that for him his breakeven point is in 10 years. After considering that we live in the same area (same amount of sun exposure); that he got the system without any special price accommodations (I directly asked him), plus that he got the exact same percentage of tax credit I am supposed to be getting (I directly asked him), plus my solar panels are in the best position possible for efficiency (south, with no trees or anything blocking them), I decided it was a good point of reference to compare my system with the one the sales person owns to adjust my expectations. I thought, even if for me is 15 years due to any potential difference that I am not considering, I'd be happy with the product. After the project is installed, unfortunately I did not do the math on time, I found out that my breakeven point is in about 40 years even considering a lot of almost perfect scenarios (I can provide details about this later).
When I emailed the sales person about this extreme difference demanding an explanation, he replied that we never talked about my breakeven point, that he was talking about his system, not mine. I understand this was a manipulation.
But also, later I found out through three different quotes in three different other solar panels companies that I was overcharged at least $20,000 for the same product (the total amount of the contract is $54,000). I believe it is illegal to sell a product grossly overpriced according to the Consumers Protection Act in Michigan. Can anybody help me please? I would like to void the contract (or at least get a fair price). Thank you....Read More