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No work was done on the siding and the initial estimate for repair only was the 814. later on the insurance company sent a check for replacement of only 3 sides of the house. not enough to cover siding on the front, which was a different type, so we agreed to take the settlement plus the 814 already paid to the contracter initially.
the contingency contract said "American Property Claims Specialists LLC shall perform scopes of work approved by the insurance company and for the monies set forth by and agreed upon with the property owner's insurance company"
Money paid to us was for roof relpacement, which was done. and repairor replacement for 1 wall exterior siding. Repairs were not done on the 1 side because that siding is no longer produced. Therefore we opted not to pursue additional work because it would throw off the overall look of the house. The insurance would only approve 3 side no peaks and no front replacement which would also make the house look bad
I have it in my possesion right now. He said that we get the money minus administrative cost which now he has reduced us to$564 and when we told him the paperwork was ready for pickup, he emailed me that more paper work is on the way and legal work isn't free. If we accept the money in exchange for settlement agreement should that be the end of this or does he have recourse against us additionally.one of the clauses says neither will pursue action against the other if settled
he has given us an implied threat if we taken action i.e. BBB or Attorney General complaint, or defame that they would sue for breach of contract
can we refer to you as our legal advisor in any communications with the contractor? purely as a scare tactic
thanks for the information though. We will continue to work with this person and will explore retaining counsel if needed
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