DISABLED CONTRACTOR FRAUD VICTIMS NEED HOME PLANS AND DESIGN HELP TO GET APPROVED HOME PLANS TO THE SKAGIT COUNTY PERMIT CENTER BY SEPTEMBER 1 2006 WE ARE BEING THREATENED WITH FINES AND POSSIBLE PROSECUTION, BUT HAVE GOTTEN ONE LAST EXTENSION UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1, 2006. WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN A NOTICE TO ABATE IF THE PLANS ARE NOT IN BY SEPTEMBER 1, 2006.
We were both victims of "worse case" contractor fraud. We need financial and/or construction help to get our home our home finished and safe. I got the home in the divorce decree, but the foundation of the home was literally caving in, since neither the ex or the property management had done any repairs to the home in many years.
We hired a general contractor from a referral from Service Magic, who happened to be a "con" tractor. After paying him more than the orginal bid, he completely demolished our home. He left us with no kitchen, bath or even running water and didn't ewven tell us he was leaving. He did not get any building permits and nothing was built up to code. Brad from Washington Labor & Industries. They took his contracting license away after seeing the damage he and his workers did to our home.
We have been living in the demolished home for over a year now. My husband has done as much as he can to make this a liveable home, but we don't have any money to do anymore repairs and are still living in a home with no heat in the main living area, no kitchen and an unfinished bath. The roof still leaks, we don't have any kitchen cabinets, floor coverings and entire upper front of the home was left open to the elements, only covered by a tarp.
We lived in a tent inside our home last winter. This winter we are freezing with temperatures in the teens.
Nothing in our home is finished or built up to code. We are getting desperate for financial and home design and permit help in Skagit county Washington. We have been given a 30 day notice to ABATE, but we able to get one last extension until September 1, 2006. The permit center is threatening fines and possible prosecution if we don;t have approved plans in by September 1.
My husband and I are are both disabled and were victims of "worse case" contractor fraud. The dishonest "con" tractor left us without any running water, no kitchen and no finished bathroom after paying him more than the original bid. According to a home inspector, he left the home in a "state of demolition."
Can anyone in the design/building industry please help us. We are in desperate need of help.
This nightmare has been going on for almost two years now. We are still trying to survive on one disability income until I have my social security hearing. We are losing hope and spiraling down into the depths of depression. Will this nightmare ever end?
Ed and Cheri
Mount Vernon, Wa 98274