4. Pennsylvania Small Claims Court: (For your information only - not a legal advice)
You can file your Pennsylvania Small claim in the county where your contractor lives, or where he did a service for you, or where the contract was signed.
To start your small claims lawsuit file a Civil Complaint (or Statement of Claim) with a district (or municipal) court. You can pick up all the forms at the court or download online.
At the time of filing you will have to pay filing fee (may vary).
You can find locations of Pennsylvania Courts here.
- Maximum monetary limit of claims: $12,000 ;
- Attorney: allowed for both parties, but not required;
- Right to appeal: yes (within 30 days)
You can find more information about Pennsylvania Small Claims Court (Philadelphia) here, or contact the court where you are filing your claim.
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".