Always inform your contractor in writing that they are at risk of breach of contract. File a complaint with your local state licensing board. When a contractor receives enough complaints, the board can choose to publish this info. You can attempt to resolve any issues by opting for arbitration or mediation.
How do I get revenge on a bad contractor?
You can get revenge on a bad contractor by filing a lawsuit, reporting them to the appropriate government agency, or posting a (factual) negative review online. From suing them to reporting them, you have a number of legal options to get back at a bad contractor.
Can you sue a contractor for poor workmanship in Texas?
As a property owner, you could sue for a wide range of issues, including breach of contract and poor workmanship. You can also get delay damages if the contractor does not complete your work in time. When property owners file a lawsuit for defective construction, they are usually awarded economic damages.
What is poor craftsmanship?
“Defective” or “faulty” workmanship is usually defined as a material or design defects, or poor workmanship that can render a structure unsafe or unsuitable for the purpose for which it was intended. These defects will eventually increase damage to a property, usually permanently.
What should you not say to a contractor?
- 'I'm not in a hurry'
- 'I know a great roofer/electrician/cabinet installer!
- 'We had no idea this would be so expensive'
- 'Why can't you work during the thunderstorm/snow/heat wave?
- 'I'll buy my own materials'
- 'I can't pay you today.
- 'I'll pay upfront'
- 'I'm old school.
How do you manage construction disputes?
The four main methods for resolving construction contract disputes are negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Prevention is critical: communication, progress tracking, clear payment terms, and record-keeping can all help to prevent a construction dispute from breaking out on your job site.