Contractor’s mistake cost us three month’s rent
We’re doing a whole home renovation and we’ve moved out and are renting an apartment. Our project was shut down by the city inspector after they discovered that some of the work being done on the house didn’t match the blueprints. Somewhere between the contractor and the engineer (who aren’t the same entity but have worked together for years) they didn’t communicate changes made. It took three months for the city to approve the updated plans. We feel that the contractor should compensate us for the three months of rent, as this was a completely avoidable situation that is is entirely their fault. We asked about it and they blamed the engineer (who they use, we didn’t hire them separately) and the city of Berkeley for taking so long. Has anyone had a similar situation and can offer advice?