The contractors (who took off) are asking for more $$ for work not done, and to cover the HST they say they did not charge me
Kris N. had her contractors take off in the middle of her renovation, never to return, it seems. Well, they are back, asking for money for work she says they didn't do, for HST they said they "forgot" to charge her, and to place a lien on her house.
By Steve Payne
Six weeks ago, we published a post from a homeowner, Kris N, whose contractor had taken off on her, leaving her house virtually uninhabitable. Kris’s small child had to go live elsewhere. A number of Canadian Contractor readers sent kind and helpful messages to Kris, some offering to help. Here’s a recent update from Kris:
“Just to update how things are going with my house… My daughter and I are still out of the house and apart – the house has not been touched since December and I am trying to find builder’s risk insurance to cover the house… The contractors (who took off) are asking for more $$ for work not done and to cover the HST they say that they did not charge me and are wanting to place a lien on the house. I am now seeing a lawyer about this situation and to try and stop the demands for more money from these people. This is all very frustrating, but I understand that this normally would not happen, especially to this extent. I thank everyone for their offers and suggestions and will look into those options once this gets sorted out. I do not want any further trouble happening once I start work on the house again… One day at a time… Thanks, Kris.”
- I paid the Ontario College of Trades for my ticket this year and it will be the last time. I am headed to Alberta to write and get a new licence
- I'm currently in a battle with (Quebec's) CSST over autonomous vs hourly labour… The investigator's quota is set. This in other circles would be called exortion.