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It is your responsibility to file a complaint; a company cannot repair a problem if it is ignorant of one. If the measures below do not work, the Law Office of John Goshgarian will represent you and approach the contractor on your behalf.
Here are the steps to protect your interests and file a complaint against your contractor for construction defects:
To avoid construction defects, you must first prevent getting in bed with the contractor’s company. The first thing to in protecting your interest is by researching the company thoroughly. Ask your friends and family for comments if the company is familiar with or better contact the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) to check whether the company has any complaints.
Avoid settling in one estimate. You are entering a vast decision and big money stipulated in one contract. Seek multiple estimates which should be itemized. Repairs and remodels should also be included. If possible, have your insurance company evaluate home damages before arranging repair services to ensure that it is covered under your construction contract.
Florida contractor laws state that contractors must have a valid license and insurance to perform their services. Ask for your contractor’s license, which should be issued by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). You can view it by logging into www.myfloridalicense.com.
If the contractor has insurance, ask for proof and verify with the insurance company if the policy is current.
Read, understand, and analyze the contract before signing. Ensure that the agreement must also include the “buyer’s right to cancel” within three days. Avoid paying in total amount or large deposits.
The Florida contractor laws state that a contractor should apply for a permit within 30 days and start the work within 90 days after collecting 10 percent of the contract price upfront. Take note of the amount you are required to pay, the due dates, the calendar days that the work should be finished, and what will happen if the cost or repair times exceed the agreed duration.
Construction contracts are similar to any other bilateral agreement -- both parties shall fulfill them. If a disagreement arises from these contracts, Florida laws allow the property owner to file a complaint to the county contractor licensing board.
The property owner may file a lawsuit to obtain relief. However, the conditions of the construction contract should be reviewed by an attorney first. A statement from the property owner can also be submitted through an internet review database or the Better Business Bureau.
You may file a complaint against your contractor by contacting the Department of Business and Professional Regulation online at www.myfloridalicense.com or calling (850) 487-1395. Alongside, you should file a complaint with the Attorney General’s Office, which is also done online, at www.myfloridalegal.com or by calling phone toll-free at 1-866-9-NO-SCAM.
If you signed into a construction contract and believed the contractor did not execute according to the terms, you should contact a construction law attorney as soon as possible. The Law Office of John Goshgarian has years of experience in Construction Defects. We can use this experience to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible.
Contact our office today at +1 954 843-9503 or visit our website www.jpgoshlaw.com for more information. You may also schedule an appointment to visit our office address at 6808 Griffin Road, Suite 1 Davie, FL, 33314. We are open from Mondays to Fridays from 9 AM to 6 PM.