Douglas, GA asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Georgia

Q: Who gets the left over material when the job is complete ?

I have a signed contract to supply materials and labor for $$$$$dollars to do a roof. The job was completed and there was 10 bundles of shingles left over. Whose bundles are they?

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Brian Lehman
Brian Lehman

A: It would depend on the contract that you entered into. You should note that a contract is merely a legally enforceable agreement -- not a particular piece of paper. So even if you sign what people think of as a contract, there still might be one from emails and texts. Did those emails say, But XXXX of shingles for this amount? If so, you deliver XXXX. If, on the other hand, it said buy shingles for the roof, and that is over, then you don't owe anymore than that. A lot would depend on the particulars of the situation, but my sense is they are your bundles.

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