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How should I handle contractor issues?

If you hire someone to build a home or other structure for you in Pennsylvania, you expect that person to do a good job. When a problem arises, you need to make sure you handle it properly. If you do not, you could end up with a half-finished project and a very angry contractor. HGTV explains approaching your contractor in the right way can make it easier to resolve issues and get the project back on track.

You should begin by calming down. Approaching your contractor when you are upset will not get you far. Keep in mind this is business. You need to explain the problem in a rational way with specific details and suggestions for fixing it and have a willingness to listen to the contractor's solutions. This can help keep things focused and avoid arguments.

You also want to approach the contractor privately. It does nobody any good to make a scene in front of the work crew. You should pull the contractor aside and discuss any problems between the two of you. Avoid making a scene or dragging the crew into the situation. This can create bigger problems for the contractor and the project progression.

You may need to review the contract and go over the facts of the situation. You should create a plan with the contractor to fix the problem. Having a clear plan for resolution can make it easier for you to get the result you desire while also removing any confusion. This information is for education only. It is not legal advice.

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