The first step is to contact the contractor in writing send both certified and standard mail. If possible tell him meet you in person and hand it over stick in on car window. If you have his cell phone number text the contents of the letter to him to show your evidence. Notifying the contractor of the steps you are going to take is important if you decide to take legal action. For instance notifying his insurance company, notifying NYC Department of Building dial 311
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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