So my house was supposed to be finished in April then May then June and now August. A little scope: It took them a month to just break ground. My contractor (large developer builder and owner is friend) installed all the wrong windows (took 6 weeks to get new ones in). They've installed the wrong doors (front main and french doors) three times. They completely butched the zip wall sheathing which took them 2 months to get right. They only put one nail top and bottom of every stud. The list can go on and on. They just had a terrible framer and poor organization and communication. This has put us way off schedule and are now rushing to finish.
Now, I've asked for 4 recessed lights to be added in the kitchen for awhile. Drywall is supposed to start Thursday. Their communication with me is very limited with no returned phone calls and no to little response to emails. At this point I want to install the recessed lights myself. I've done a ton of electrical work (wired a few homes) in my life. This should be a simple task for me. I'm just worried my contractor may say something or there may be recourse for my actions. My contract with them expired last month when they were supposed to deliver the house. I've contacted a lawyer and he has said I'm pretty much stuck as the courts are known for siding with the contractor most of the time. I was also thinking about running the wire and leaving it in a plated box only to come back after everything is done and install the lights. Any opinions?