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Paid Fairbanks Construction $20,000 to turn my patio into a…

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Paid Fairbanks Construction $20,000...

Paid Fairbanks Construction $20,000 to turn my patio into a sun room.

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

Paid $10,000 and they expected $10,000 when job was complete. Said to them that they did not have to do final inspection. Never completed job. Still waiting for them to finish floor and furniture from patio is sitting alll over my dining room. My home is a mess and patio very ugly. Been about 6 months. Can I sue so I can have someone else finish patio.

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Called Ocala Inspection. They were so mad. Did not pass inspection and advised me that it was not my job to call them. Ocala was happy to come out.

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Don't think anything was filed. Don't know what else to do

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 4 months ago

I am so sorry to read about your difficulties.

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Real Estate Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 4 months ago

I am sorry, but I have having difficulty following your narrative.

First, you stated that you paid $20,000.00 to the contractor.

Then, you said that you only paid $10,000.00, and another $10,000.00 to be paid when the work is completed.

Are you now saying that you paid the additional $10,000.00 when the work has not been completed and now want to sue the contractor for refund of the money paid so that you can use the recovered money to hire another contractor?

And what about issue of inspection. Who is Ocala Inspection?

Kindly clarify,

Thank you for your cooperation.

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