Q: Is there something that can be done if a contracter does not complet the the work by the date they put on the contract?
A: Every party to a contract has an obligation to abide by the contract and if they fail to do so then there are damages that can be sued for or other remedies that may exist. Many contracts with contractors provide the contractor with significant opportunity to remedy the situation before a monetary penalty is incurred. I would recommend that you find a local attorney or law firm that can look at the contract for you and provide an opinion about the options you can choose from moving forward. Most lawyers will offer a free consultation and a law firm with real estate experience will have lawyers that can read through the contract in a few minutes and help you out. The foregoing answer is provided by Douglas J Shumway, Esq.: (801) 478-8080. The answer provided is not intended to form an attorney client relationship and should not be construed as legal advice. Mr. Shumway is licensed only in Utah. Mr. Shumway's law firm has offices in Salt Lake City, San Antonio and Las Vegas.
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