If you have hired a bad contractor, here are some helpful tips that our clients have found helpful over the years. The most important tip is to ensure that you keep detailed documentation of all of the problems that you have had with your contractor and detailed information about the extent of your damages, out-of-pocket expenses, and other losses impacted by your negligent contractor.
Always make sure that you take photographs of all of the defective and negligent work committed by the bad contractor. It is important that all of the photographs or video footage reflect all of the damage to your home. Write down the story of what the contractor did that caused you harm. Write down the story of what happened, what you were promised before you signed the contract, what promises were breached, and all of the discussions that you had with the negligent contractor.
Make a note of how you were impacted by relying on your contractors false promises. Make a note on any work performed by your contractor that violated any applicable city codes, laws, or ordinances. Make a note of all of his misrepresentations. Also make a note of all eyewitnesses or witnesses that can confirm your side of the story and was aware of all of your losses.
It is also essential that you consult with a reputable contractor that will inspect the work done by your negligent contractor and provide you with an opinion letter that confirms all of the negligent contractors breaches, all of his defective work, and an estimate on all of the costs to fix the contractors defective work.