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We purchased a town house in Rock ll SC on 08/14/15 and had

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we purchased a town house in Rock Hill SC on 08/14/15 and had $1500.00 set in escrow for unfinished work/repairs. We are having problems with the general contractor constantly telling us that he is waiting for a work order or "the job has not been scheduled yet. How should we proceed
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Good afternoon. I would send the contractor and realtor a letter by certified mail and let them know that if the work is not completed within a very short specified period of time, you will engage another contractor to do the job, demand that the money in the escrow be released to you, and file suit against the contractor if the repairs completed by the third party contractor exceed the $1500. Then, if the contractor does not timely complete the repairs as demanded, follow through with having another contractor complete the repairs.

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