can I force my builder to finish construction

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can I force my builder to finish construction

Bought home 3 months ago, but builder has not completed the repairs promised.

Asked on May 1, 2019 under Real Estate Law, Alabama

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

If the builder has not completed the construction when he contractually (in your agreement) agreed to finish them, you could sue him for "breach of contract." In the lawsuit, you could seek either or both of 1) a court order that he complete the work by a certain date; and/or 2) monetary compensation for any costs, losses, etc. you have suffered due to noncompletion. Suing for a court order can be procedurally complex; you are advised to retain an attorney to help you.


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