Project is off the rails. Plan /B?

nancitaAugust 15, 2012

Hi all. We are into week 18 of our second floor remodel. It's now a skeleton crew. Some of the workers are definite disgruntled employers.

We ower very little money as an incentive to finish.

What about if we get them to pprovide supplies, flooring, staris and railings and walk away. How does that affect the permits?

Thanks,

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toxcrusadr

I'm an amateur here, but I do have a building permit myself right now for a shop building. I would think that no matter who does the work, the permitting authority expects you to follow the same rules. They need to be able to inspect the work and approve it at the appropriate times. Mine requires an inspection a minimum of every 6 months, for example. Whether they care if you fire your contractor is something you'll have to ask them, but I suspect it is not the first time it's happened. Keep in mind that any work done to date that has not yet passed inspection, and later has problems or requires re-doing when it's inspected, will have to be fixed by someone.

I'd call your permit office and ask them about it.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 1:04PM
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brickeyee

"We ower very little money as an incentive to finish. "

How did the money paid get so far ahead of the work?

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 4:37PM
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nancita

brickeyee,
Good question. Stupidity on our part. The contract called for the majority to be paid and we paid it. Now we only about $4,000.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 9:50PM
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harry_wild

I talk to a lawyer on this matter! Have him/her write a letter to the contractor about being off course and concerns.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 2:47AM
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brickeyee

Probably time to lawyer up.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 9:29AM
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azzalea

Just a note for the future--paying ahead is an incentive NOT to finish the job. If he's already got (most of) the cash, and most likely already spent it.... why would he want to bother finishing up?

    Bookmark   August 27, 2012 at 2:42PM
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