There are a lot of ways you can end up with poor workmanship on the part of a contractor. Here are some tips to help you avoid and resolve these problems. Most of the problems between contractors and landlords are due to lack of communication and lack of updates. Too often, contractors focus on the details of the project and don’t adequately notify homeowners of daily developments and setbacks.
While it’s best to establish communication early on, if your relationship with your contractor is deteriorating, resume communication and make sure you have everything in writing. Text messages and emails are great for this; even if you have verbal communication, let the contractor know that you’re going to send an email with a summary of the conversation to make sure you’re on the same page. This forces both of them to state their possible problems and they can consult them again if more problems arise. Talk in person instead of on the phone or email.
If you pay a company to provide you with a service and it doesn’t meet the standards, you can ask them to fix the problem under the Consumer Guarantees Act.