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    We contracted to have a home built in April 2013. Our closing date was August 31, 2013. Since that date, the builder has continually needed an extension to the P&S to complete the work on the property, citing excuse after excuse why the work was not completed (we've signed 6 extensions already). We sold our existing property based on his closing date of 4/15/14, only to discover on 4/9 that the house wasn't ready. Now our family (us, 3 kids and 3 pets) is scattered amongst locations (hotel, friends, etc) and we learned today that the latest closing date of 5/27 will not be met either. Our rate lock expires on that date. So, if we want our house, we have to pay for more temporary housing, more storage for our belongings, impose longer on our friends, and pay an extension fee to keep our interest rate from going up. What recourse do we have? What can be done to behoove this builder to get the house finished already? Help...the stress is killing me.

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    Whatever recourse you have is a function of contract law, and we do not have access to your contract with the builder (or any of the amendments to the contract). I would suggest that you have your contract reviewed by a local attorney.
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      yes, but it isn't very active. We get more labor/HR law questions than any other type it seems. But we do ask that there be no ads or spam and that you not reply to old postings. If you want to advertise, I think there is a way to do so but honestly I don't know where to direct you. Thanks!


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        Was spam post. Closing thread from 2014.
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