You're Tired Of Your Contractor And Now It's Time To Take Him To Court
If you're having problems with your contractor and you're
not getting anywhere, it's probably time to take them to court. I don't
advise this, simply because it is a timely process that could take
months and sometimes years.
If you and your contractor aren't speaking anymore and have threatened each other enough, this might be your only avenue. However, I would like you to rethink what you're about to do. Here's something that most people don't think about, but it works and sometimes it can make the difference between paying out large amounts of money in court fees and hiring attorneys.
Apologize to your contractor for what you've said and see how they react. Explain your situation to them one more time without yelling or screaming at them. If you can't do this, find someone else who can. The main thing here is to avoid paying any more money than is absolutely necessary and by going to court, you can plan on paying more money. There is just no way around it.
After you get the contractor's attention and that they are willing to meet with you again, it's not going to be a good idea to meet at your house. After all this is where most of the arguments would have taken place and this isn't going to be a comfortable environment for either one of you.
You can meet at a quiet restaurant or someone else's house, but do not get together with your contractor at the place of business. Once you meet with your contractor, you will need to remain as calm as possible, no matter what your contractor does or say’s to you.
Try to discuss things one more time and if it doesn't work out, at least you tried. You can calmly tell your contractor that the next time you meet with them, will obviously be in the courtroom.
If it works great, it only cost you a couple of meals, if it doesn't, you're only out a couple of meals. You should always try to negotiate one more time, unless you're at your wit and with the contractor.