-by Christopher Lebherz
When a home improvement contractor fails to finish the work he or she was contracted to perform, a home owner may seek reimbursement from the contractor’s “bond”. When a contractor is bonded, there is an agreement between the consumer, the contractor, and the (insurance company) agent who issues the bond that guarantees the contractor will do the work outlined in the contract. If not, the consumer can report the problem to the issuing agent and receive compensation. Otherwise, consumers may hire an attorney to help initiate legal action. A lawyer may also help when a homeowner wants to fire a contractor. This action can be taken if it can be proven that the contractor committed a material breach of contract.
If you are experiencing unsatisfactory or uncompleted work and have tried unsuccessfully to resolve the issue with your contractor, you may need to seek the services of an attorney. Failure of a contractor to fulfill contractual agreements on time or as specified constitutes breach of contract.
Lebherz & Lebherz, Attorneys at Law, can seek a remedy through legal means so that you can move forward with getting the work done properly. Please call LEBHERZ & LEBHERZ, Attorneys at Law, at (508)548-6600 to arrange a meeting at our office at Old Bailey Court, 99 Town Hall Square.