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A mechanic or service provider is expected to perform their work in a competent fashion. Failure to do so may result in 2 causes of action: negligence; breach of contract. Both of these causes of action generally aim to restore plaintiff to the position s/he would have been in but for the breach/negligence- basically to "make plaintiff whole" or to restore plaintiff to the position s/he would have been in but for the breach/negligence. In order to prove negligence/breach, one would typically have a third party professional assess the cause of the issue; if it is determined to in fact be related, one would sue for the cost of repairs. One moment please.
In OH, for damages less than $3000, the proper forum is small claims court:
Before filing a complaint, it is standard to send a complaint letter, certified mail, return receipt requested to the defendant. Would you like me to locate a template for a complaint letter?
they can file a mechanic's lien- however if the contract states it must be in working order and it's not, it can be challenged.
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