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We are involved with a general contractor on a home building

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We are involved with a general contractor on a home building project...I am trying to find out if they are in breach of contract. They have hired an unlicensed subcontractor to frame our house. They never gave us all of the required residential notices for the state of Oregon at the time of entering into contract. This was a cost plus 10% job and they have inflated the costs as much as $30,000 for the concrete and framing areas of the job. I have received the actual bid from the lumber yard and it is no where near the proposal they submitted us based on that bid. I am just trying to figure out were to go from here!
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 6 months ago.
I am sorry to hear about this. Yes I believe there is a breach of contract claim for the various issues you mentioned. You have a couple of options. One you could file a lawsuit. Alternatively you could Terminate this contractor and hire another then sue the old contractor for the difference. The one concern is these types of contractors do not pay their subcontractors. And you end up getting Liens placed on your property

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