It is important to include documentation you will deliver to NYC DOB the contractorâ€™s insurance company and court filing. Photos of poor work and previous condition contact or anything in writing email bills for material is rock solid evidence. Also get estimates from contractors to repair defects. You can also have it independent inspector document the defects not the building department to document the defects. This does two things puts contractor on notice and also works as an intimidation factor.
Good luck, donâ€™t give up Anthony
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You should have a contract, pictures of before and after, and any receipts for the money you paid to the contractor for an incomplete job.
I would recommend that you just chalk it up to experience and write it off as a loss. Usually in situations like this it is hard or next to impossible to get any money back. In most cases it is not worth the time and effort. This is why it is very important to always check out your contractors, make sure they are licensed and put everything aspect of the job/deal in writing. Your best bet is to use someone who has been around for a very long time and has a great reputation. The actual price should be the last consideration because as we know is often the case... cheap is dear! Good luck, I hope you have a better experience with your next contractor.
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783