What the frick?? You used a so-called friend instead of a proper
professional contractor to work on your house but NOW you want to get
an professional lawyer??? Gee, why don't you complete the cycle and
hire a phonebook "legal services" fly by nighter...
You started this mess in the first place - now wallow in it.
Thanks for the positive feedback! Do me a favor and don't reply back. .. I
put this matter out on this site for suggestions, to educate those like
myself who were ignorant of state licensing laws, etc., not for sacastic
remarks that serve no positive purpose. FYI, this professional contractor
is a professional handyman for home repairs and remodelling, and who
happened to me a friend. He has a business that I thought was legit.
So maybe you can look for some other situation where your smart aleck
remarks about "fly by night" and "Judge Judy" would be more appreciated.
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Excuse me, but how much research did YOU do before you hired your
friend? Do you ask to see his qualifications? Tickets? Past history?
Did you ask to put something in writing? Do you give him a specific
set of instructions and specifications? Did you give him the
timeline? Did you withhold lien monies? Were your payments by cheque
and in response to a written invoice???
Pretty late to start accusing your "friend" of sloppy construction
practices when you practice improper hiring and payments procedures.
Like I said before, you created this situation in the first place.
Never ever hire friends to do work unless you want them to become
My other point was and still is - you didn't do your homework when
before you started your renovations and yet you are doing your
homework now for legal services. IN your mind - which of the two is
an actual professional - a local carpenter or a butt sniffing legal
shit? By your own actions you proved that you value and respect
lawyers more than you do contractors.
Take this shit thread to a legal advice column, it doesn't belong in a
construction newsgroup. If you want technical advice on how lumber
and tools and repairs, ask it here.
Don't waste your money on an attorney at this point. What's your friend
going to do ? Nothing. The burden is on him to extract payment from you
and until he does something to that end there really isn't anything you
If you feel physically threatened or harassed at work then that's a
completely different issue and then you should contact the police or an
attorney in that case.
Can I borrow your car for a bit next week ?
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