Homeowners who need work done by contractors should take certain steps to avoid contractor fraud. The rule of thumb is to research the contractors you plan to hire, but these other tips will help ensure that your rights are respected. A savvy homeowner avoids contractor fraud. 11 Tips for the… read more →
Determining how to protect yourself from contractor fraud presents a challenge to most home owners. After all, all you want is to have your home improvement job completed correctly within the contracted price. This can be frustrating. 5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Contractor Fraud Sometimes fraudulent contractors try to… read more →
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Home Owner Files Lawsuit against Marcus Remodeling for Fraud John contracted to work with Marcus Remodeling after the company approached him about his home projects. In March 2016, John signed a contract with Marcus Remodeling to have the rear roof pressure washed and general cleaning done. Following… read more →
The law places a time limit on lawsuits against contractor fraud and breach of contract. To know how much time you have to file, you must know where your circumstances fit best. Contractor statutes of limitations, the legal time limit for a lawsuit, are outlined in federal and state law.… read more →
A construction warranty can help protect a building owner and the builder from future legal action if a construction defect is found. Although a warranty isn’t required, it can be included in the contract. Very little law regulates how warranties should be used. As a result, Pennsylvania law protects home… read more →
Pennsylvania is predominately an at-will employment state, meaning that most workers are considered employees and not contract workers. Workers who have an employment due to a contract would fall into the category of contract workers or independent contractors. One way to tell what type of worker you are is based… read more →
“Get it in writing” guides nearly every business agreement that starts out verbally because no one knows the future and how a connection may sour. Verbal agreements are harder to prove because the actual words agreed upon are not documented. But certain situations and surrounding facts can be used to… read more →
Contractor Demands Home Owner’s Credit Card for Extra Purchases and Walks Off Job after Requiring More Pay.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Home Owner Files Lawsuit against Houzz Construction for Breach of Contract Shobha hired Houzz Construction to make repairs on her home. Together, they drew up a contract that outlined a complete kitchen remodel, including demolition, electrical, plumbing, painting, cabinet installing, and ventilating. On March 17, Shobha and… read more →
Company Breaches Contract with Independent Contractor, Allegedly Failing to Pay Wages, Backpay, and Commission.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Independent Contractor Files Lawsuit against Propel IT for Breach of Contract Mark, an independent contractor, signed a contract with Propel IT in January 2012. At the end of December 2014, Propel IT offered Mark a new contract, promising $5k/month plus 15% on commissions for 2015 with an… read more →
A contractor is hired to perform certain work for you, but when a contractor does not fulfill their responsibilities, you may have a case for fraud, defective work, or breach of contract. Of course, there are many reasons for a home owner to sue a contractor. An important detail for… read more →