Category Rehab

How I Got My Ass Kicked Doing Rehab

New construction addition being added to old home

It seemed like a good idea at the time. We bought a historic house very cheaply. We knew it needed extensive renovations. But when it was completed, it would be a jewel.

Then we hired a contractor. And our project went to hell.

The renovations required more money than anticipated. The contractor was not skilled. And now, we are in a dispute involving lawyers and expert witnesses. It’s a big, fat mess.

I would strongly advise to not do things the way we did when rehabbing a house. Here are some ways you can avoid getting your ass kicked.

  1. Get multiple bids on a construction project.
  2. Check references on the contractors.
  3. Ask specifically what type of experience they have on the job you need completed.
  4. Be as specific as possible with the scope of the construction agreement...
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