Hi my name is Dan Yoder I am a contractor I have a customer who bought a rental property he got insurance on the property his agent come out inspected the property his agent what's going to cancel their insurance if he didn't get the roof done right away of course I didn't have time to get on it right away so the agent told him then he had to use their recommended contractor but they gave hit them a discount to use their recommended contractor the recommended contractor totally screwed this roof up not only do we have to redo everything that this other contractor did my customers now out of the money for the materials that he spent which was over $4,500 what are his legal options is that something he can go back on the insurance agent 4 compensation quote me if I'm correct or wrong but is it not illegal for insurance agent to recommend a contractor or offer special discounts to use their recommended contractors just a question on that one there
Your customer can consult with an attorney that he can find here on Avvo at the Find a Lawyer tab. Depending on the contract that the other roofer used, and the circumstances of getting your customer to sign it, the roofer may have violated consumer protection laws. So your customer should consult a lawyer about that.
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No it is not illegal. If the property is a business or rened out . . .the Consumer Protection may not apply. Call a lawyer that does consumer rights. Try your closest bar ass'n for a referral
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If the insurance company directed your customer to an incompetent contractor as part of some kickback scheme, this may be actionable. But these matters are very fact-specific and require a full analysis by an attorney who deals regularly with insurance companies and residential construction. Good luck!
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