My inlaws just started building a house through a local building/GC. They just finished the framing about a week ago and thier Agent told them to have a Carpenter check the work. Well the Carpenter they took found a number of problems. They confronted the builder about it and he told them he would not do anything about it and that they are just being nit picky. Well they tried to get a meeting set up with thier agent and the builder but the builder/GC would not meet with them. He told them that they are now banned from coming to the house and that they cannot do any of the sweat equity they had agreed on, and if they wanted anything extra it would be out of thier pocket cash. Is this legal for him to do this and what our my inlaws options? What should they do?