Hendersonville, NC asked in Contracts and Construction Law for North Carolina

Q: I have a verbal agreement to replace roofs on 3 units. Completed 2. Owner wants 3rd done by another crew. Can I stop it?

Agreement was to do all 3 units. Have been paid for completion of 2. Materials are on site for 3rd, that I had ordered. Owner is satisfied with quality of work but says he can have 3rd done faster by migrant crew. Does he have to honor our agreement?

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Paige Kurtz
Paige Kurtz
  • Construction Law Lawyer
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Unless you have a written contract that does not allow for termination, the contract can be terminated. However, the owner would be responsible for paying you for materials already purchased and any other costs you incurred in preparing to perform the 3rd building. There may also be other damages available to you due to the termination, but you speak to attorney regarding all options available to you.

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