Sub-contractor abusing law meant to protect trades, says homeowner
- October 14, 2008 10:33 PM
- By Gloria Leung
B.C. excavation company staked legal claim to home after owner disputed bill
A homeowner from North Vancouver has accused a building subcontractor who worked on her home of abusing a provincial law intended to protect building trades workers from not getting paid.
Soraya Motameni said an excavation company hired by her contractor to help build her new home charged triple what the job was worth, then staked a legal claim on her house when she refused to pay the entire bill.
"When I saw the bill I was shocked," said Motameni. "You are stuck. You are handcuffed. That is exactly how you feel."
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