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Old 05-12-2008, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I am looking for an attorney to assist me with the issues I am having with a builder. It is taking a year to get our punch list done. The builder is now finally reconstructing a part of the outside very poorly and is not convinced his construction will lead to future problems.

Perfect world I would like to sue them for breach of implied and expressed warrany, loss of vacation days, attorney fees, and hire my own contractor to fix everything.

How in the heck does a builder not think that huge gaps in the OSB surrounding the roof does not need to be fixed?

What can i do? Please send me a DM.
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:25 PM
 
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Did you get the home inspected before buying? If so, were those items discovered? If so, what is the manner by which you and the builder agreed for them to be corrected?
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Old 05-13-2008, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga TN
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Have you tried the state contractors board? Worked wonders here in TN.

Georgia Board of General and Residential Contractors

It's a good place to start anyway.
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Old 05-13-2008, 06:28 AM
 
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You should be able to handle it by getting estimates on the repairs to be done, and sending copies of the estimates along with a certified letter stating that you require a response in 30 days or the matter will be taken to court. See The Right to Repair Act, O.C.G.A. Sections 8-2-35.

But you do have to give the builder the right to repair, even if you don't like how does it. If he doesn't actually FIX the problem, take it to court. When I did this with the builder of my current home, he opted to just send me a check, and I used Mr. Handyman for the repairs we could not do ourselves.
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