Is part of the agreement that you are going to do the interior finish work?
Nothing in the contract on any interior finish work except a firewall as required by code. The contract filed with the state says the GC is going to build a "27' x 28' 2 car garage with stairs to loft". The BI's view point is the state filed plans say "Stairs" on them and he opened the permit so it's the GC's responsibility to do the work to code and close the permit out. That sounds reasonable but again I'm just caught in the middle trying to figure out how to handle it. -- IF YOU FIND ANY MISTAKES IN MY WORK...Please consider that they are there for a purpose. I try to please everyone and there is always someone looking for mistakes!
Too bad the inspector issued a CO. If he hadn't that would have put more pressure on the GC. Since the premit did say "stairs" he should've required them to meet code.
Coulda' shoulda' woulda', I know. Now you're stuck having to finish the job.
Yea the BI said the same thing today when I talked to him. He wanted to close it out for us to be able to use legally but also wanted to stick it to the GC. In the end the home owner is his priority so he signed off being a nice guy to help us get on with the project. That's why he suggested going after the GC's $10,000 guaranteed state backed insurance. That way I can have someone else do the work at the GC's expense. He said there's nothing the GC can do to stop a claim in this situation. The Bi went as far as to offer to fill the paperwork out himself for me and he'd stand behind me if needed to the state. He already talked to the state last week on it actually just in case. -- IF YOU FIND ANY MISTAKES IN MY WORK...Please consider that they are there for a purpose. I try to please everyone and there is always someone looking for mistakes!