3. Better Business Bureau:
Go to http://www.bbb.org/ and enter your zip code. When your local BBB page appear click on the "FILE A COMPLAINT" link and follow directions.
4. Florida Small Claims Court:
To start a Small Claims lawsuit in Florida fill out a statement of claim and file it with the clerk of court in the county where the contract was entered into, or any one of the defendants reside, or the event giving rise to the suit occurred.
You will have to pay a filing fee. You can find amounts of filing fees from the appropriate Clerk of Court website.
In Florida, both parties must attend a pre-trial conference when the judge reviews the case and may refer it to mediation.
Or you can file it at your local court. Here you can find a facility near you.
You may get the statement of claim form from the clerk of court. You may find a clerk of court as well as the links to the Clerk Websites here.
- Maximum monetary limit of claims: $5,000;
- Attorney: not required but allowed for both plaintiff and defendant;
- Right to appeal: allowed for both
- Jury trials may be requested by either party
You can find more information about Florida Small Claims Court here.
5. On-line complaints.
We collect all sorts of customer reviews, complaints, and comments here.
To post your comment on Google find your contractor in Google maps, and click the more info link next to the name of your contractor. On the following page, scroll down to Reviews by Google users and click on Rate and review link on the left.
There are many other websites that let you post comments and complaints about your contractor. Below you may find just a few examples:
1) http://www.ripoffreport.com (registration required),
Return to "the State's plumbing and contractor licensing departments".