Construction Contractor Tying You Up in Knots?
Dealing with residential construction contractors can be one of the most frustrating experiences in the world. Although many contractors are honest and hard working there are also many who are outright thieves. They take your money, don’t do the work, don’t call you back, file illegal liens against your property, demand additional payment before they will finish the job, don’t pay sub-contractors, and walk off the job without finishing. I have experience in dealing with this type of contractor. The law provides, among other things, that:
- Residential Contractors must be licensed – if they aren’t the contract is voidable;
- Residential Contractors must give you a written contract;
- Residential Contractors must account to you for their expenses;
- Residential Contractors cannot abandon, without legal excuse, the work;
- Residential Contractors cannot divert funds paid to them for subcontractors.
Actions can be brought in a licensing context, in court, and under limited conditions under the Michigan Consumer Protection Act.
Please call me for a free, confidential consultation at (248) 432-1612.
I have been successfully representing home owners in construction disputes in the Detroit area for over 30 years. I fully understand the complexities of Michigan’s legal system. The practice of law is an inter-related discipline. True specialization is a myth except for very narrow areas of the law. I practice in multiple areas of the law and understand how one area of practice affects other areas. My fees are reasonable and I take all major credit cards. Contact me for more information on how to obtain the services of an experienced land contract lawyer.