Q: Contractor Agreement, can I get out of it
While I was in the hospital my husband took over my hunt for a contractor to complete roof/siding/gutter and potentially window replacement. He arranged and signed an agreement with a contractor. The agreement only covers items in the event we would be rewarded money from the insurance. I am also the home owner, until now never seen this agreement. Signed 7/11, awarded funds on 8/11. We have yet to receive an estimate of the project cost, however was informed by contractor that the ins. would only cover the basic materials and we would have to cover any upgrades. Other firms have given us estimates within days and with premium products for less money than ins. awarded. We obvi. feel taken advantage of and want out. It states that we need to enter into a formal building agreement w/in 30 days of award, which they have not provided us. Pending estimate for all work since 8/19. How can we get out of this agreement. Thank you
A: You question cannot be answered without a review of the contract. The contractor might not have complied with all the consumer protection requirements, which could allow you to terminate it. You can try terminating it yourself, but the contractor might then sue you. Or you can use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to review the contract and advise you of your options.
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