A home improvement project can often be something that brings excitement, joy, and a little bit of stress for those looking to make some improvements to your home. As many of you may be aware, there are situations which can arise during your home improvement project which may leave you wondering whether you need to hire an attorney to help you.
While every situation is different, there are several factors which you should consider in deciding whether you should hire an attorney to help you in connection with your home improvement project.
The first factor for you to consider in whether you should hire an attorney is the complexity of the construction project. Ask yourself whether this is this a simple project with a total amount involved is less than $5,000.00 or whether it is a large renovation which has cost you thousands and thousands of dollars. The amount which you have spent and the work which you are receiving will help determine whether you need legal help for the issues you are experiencing.
The second factor for you to consider is whether you feel that you have the time, training, education, and experience to deal with the contractor or construction company. A construction contract can be a complex contract between you and the construction company. You, as a homeowner, have a slight disadvantage in dealing with the contractor or construction company as they are in the business to sell services, perform services and make a profit.
For many homeowners, a home improvement renovation is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Contractors on the other hand deal with homeowners on a regular basis. If you feel that you have the time and experience to deal with the contractor/construction company, you may be in a position to resolve the problems you are experiencing without the help of an attorney.
A third factor to consider is whether the contractor or construction company is communicating with you and addressing your concerns. It is not unusual for issues to arise during the construction project. If the contractor is communicating with you on a regular basis and attempting to resolve the various issues or concerns that may arise, you may be in a better position to continue the open communications than involving a third party such as an attorney.
The fourth item for you to consider in whether you need to hire an attorney is whether you feel you are being treated fairly. Ask yourself: Do you feel that you are getting what you bargained for?
While this is not an extensive list of factors to consider, if you have answered no to any of the items above, it may be time to consult with an attorney in order to get the help you need in connection with your home improvement project.
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