Common Questions

My home reno was a disaster. Can I sue these guys?

A residential construction dispute (from the homeowner’s perspective) describes a situation in which you believe your home needs repairs or further work because faulty materials or poor design or construction processes were used.

There are different ways of solving this kind of dispute. The resources below provide information on what rights you have and what your options are.

  • Small Claims Solution Explorer, from Civil Resolution Tribunal, is a tool for helping people manage and resolve disputes in BC. Select “Construction and Renovations” and explore your options through information and self-help tools.
  • Resolving Residential Construction Disputes, from BC Housing, includes a guide that  introduces you to dispute resolution options for people involved in residential construction disputes.
  • Home Repair Contractors, from The Canadian Bar Association BC Branch (CBABC), provides an overview of how to choose a contractor, what to do if you are not happy with the work, and information (and links to more resources) on suing.

Need more help?

  • If you have explored your options and now want to seek advice from a lawyer, contact Lawyer Referral Service from the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch. They offer an initial consultation of up to 30 minutes with a lawyer for $25.

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Last reviewed November 2017
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renovations, home renos, suing, home repairs, home repair contractors