Have Legal Questions? Ask a Lawyer Now.
Good morning and happy new years.
what specifically are you concerned about?
an agency review?
Looking forward to your response to my initial clarification questions
no the building dept/ code enforcement dept which i intially called to put in a verbal complaint said i had to file a wriiten complaint for them to inspect the forementioned violation so i didnt want to sign my name on complaint due to the fact that if my family member would see that i filed the complaint we would have a huge family fight, So i filed using a neighbors name and signed their name . I realize this wasnt good but i felt i didnt have a choice since the pool was left exposed and worried young children could drown . I also called after filing complaint and used my cell phone which they now have my number and last name they also said that the neighbor that i filed the complaint under wanted to press charges on me for doing this but all they have is a cell # ?? not sure this could go anywhere should i be concerned? thanks
You did the right thing, and I do not see a real likelihood of them pursuing you based on these facts. In the future though, you want to wait to perform until you have seen the permits have been secured. As technically you should have waited for that. Typically in these situations, any review will focus on ensuring permits are now obtained and the location is secure.
I realize that and normally always optain permits myself or dont begin job without them. My concern again was the fact that i had to use another persons name and now hear from my family member that he received info from the building dept that they had my number and i had called saying i was the neighbor looking for an update on the violation , building dept said that actual neighbor was an attorny and wanted to press charges on me , I would think that this is a stretch based on they only prof they have is a call log with my cell # XXXXX i was the neighbor , whose to say it was me on the phone and not another person (although the account is in my name but its my business phone)
but that does not appear the case here
That is indeed a stretch, as the neighbor is unlikely to pursue, has no injury or real standing to complain, and not something normally pursued
There would be a concern if a family member by contrast was dissatisfied with you
and sought to sue you for breach of contract
the DOB usually does not get involved in pursuing the claim further so I would not be concerned
I am a NY lawyer
thats a relief, thanks was just trying to do the right thing , i also did the job for free (it was my brother in law.
Have a good new years day
Kindly click accept for the answer when ready
that is how I get credit by JA
If I can clarify anything else, of course, ask me
thank you again
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).