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What type of work is the contractor doing?
He added a new roof
this is not a new build
You really can't prevent them from filing a lien other than by paying them or suing them.
However, the lien obviously wouldn't be appropriate since they haven't finished the job.
Its my mothers house...Should I just hire an attorney?
It would probably save you A LOT of time and effort.
would i file for a hearing since they havent completed
You can file a complaint through the licensing agency at http://www.lni.wa.gov/tradeslicensing/contractors/
It is likely your attorney woudl try and get the case resolved, and would be able to, if you hire them.
The contractor doesn't want to have a complaint filed and doesn't want to be sued.
okay. cool. If he damaged the sky lights and is aware of that wouldnt he only be intitled once the repairs are made
how much can he be sued for?
He is entitled to be paid once the job is complete.
He could be sued for whatever it costs to make the repairs as well as your attorney's fees.
does this happen alot
Yes, too often.
seems unreasonable on their part
they said they were not sure when they will get around to fixing it
Particularly when it comes to roofing.
She doesn't have to wait. She can hire someone else to repair it and then sue them for the costs.
Thats good advise. OK. Thank you for the guidance
You're very welcome. Anything else I can assist with?
how do you find a highly rated attorney in WA? Any sites?
arent there sites like that where they are rated by peers
No, not really. You can go to www.lawyers.com and find one pretty easily. You can also go to www.martindale.com. That second one has a rating system but it isn;t really rating the lawyer on how good they are, it is based on something else but I don't know what.
Okay. thank you!
Lawyers.com is where I always go if I need to find a lawyer in an area where I don;t know anyone.
You're welcome. I'll exit now to assist others.
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