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Posted by: from Calgary
5/27/2011 at 12:08:54 AM

My friend bought a house and got a private construction guy to finish the basement ,then found out the guy in question did horible job toilet not encre fireplace wireing not good insulation not good all and all very bad he was refered to this guy throught his real estate agent who probably was in it with the so call construction guy..anything my friend could do??

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Date/Time5/27/2011 at 8:58:56 AM

Hi Eric,

Can your friend still get in touch with the person in question? If so, keep calling steady until he comes back to fix his mistakes. Does he still owe money to the guy? Don't pay him, give him a deadline to fix the problems and if he doesn't get it done then use the money to hire a proper contractor to finish the job. make sure your ffriend keeps record of this corrispondence. Unfortunately there isn't much else he can do. Your friend might have to bite the bullet and hire someone else to fix the mistakes. I wish i had better news for you.

Jay

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