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Did your contractor fail to build up to code?

| Mar 31, 2021 | Construction Litigation |

You just paid a lot of money to have some construction work done on your home or business in Louisiana. The contractor you hired seemed legit and seemed to be a good fit for the job. Unfortunately, now that everything is said and done, youve found out the work completed is not up to code. What do you do?

If the project is still underway…

If the project is still underway and you find out that the work is not up to code, now would be a good time to stop construction and discuss the issue with your contractor. He or she should fix any problems — should being the operative word. Unfortunately, your questioning the work may set off an argument that results in the contractor walking off the job and refusing to refund your money.

If the project is already done…

If the project is already done, again, you can discuss the matter with the contractor. Hopefully, an agreement can be reached for the contractor to make any necessary repairs. Unfortunately, many Louisiana residents have found their contractors fail to return their calls or ever come back to make things right.

If talking things out does not work…

If talking things out with a contractor fails to produce positive results, there are other things you can do to have their poor work fixed and brought up to code. You can report the contractor to the state, and you can file legal claims against them. Reporting the contractor to the state may affect their license and can help protect others. By filing legal claims, you may get them back to fix their mistakes or, at least, seek monetary compensation, which can help you afford to hire someone else to finish the project the right way. To learn more about your legal options and how an experienced attorney can be of assistance, please take a moment and visit our firms website.