New York, NY asked in Contracts for New Jersey

Q: Vendor was hired to perform work and order customized product to do so by homeowner’s contractor and vendor was paid

Deposit by contractor. Vendor did not do the work, informed contractor he would return refund to him so homeowner hired another vendor. First Vendor later claims deposit is not refundable. Can the contractor sue the homeowner for the deposit? Shouldn’t the vendor just return deposit or shouldn’t contractor sue vendor?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
Answered
  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: No, you need to retain an experienced civil litigation attorney who will file suit against all possible defendants. New Jersey home improvement contractors must follow the New Jersey Home Improvement Regulations, the New Jersey Home Improvement Contractor Registration Regulations and the New Jersey Contractors’ Registration Act and New Jersey home improvement contracts must follow the requirements of the New Jersey Home Improvement Regulations, the New Jersey Home Improvement Contractor Registration Regulations and the New Jersey Contractors’ Registration Act. Otherwise, the and New Jersey home improvement contracts violate the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. Under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, New Jersey home improvement contract requirements can be quite strict and difficult for a New Jersey home improvement contractor to follow. In fact, most New Jersey home improvement contracts violate the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act’s New Jersey home improvement contract requirements. During this pandemic, you have a choice of either seeing your attorney in person or by way of a secure state of the art Zoom Video Conference. So you don’t have to be restricted by geography any more in terms of choosing an attorney. You can “Meet” your attorney online for an initial strategy session from the comfort of your own home. Through mail, e-mail and electronic filing almost everything can be done without leaving your home, for most types of cases. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a cheap attorney is generally never good so don't choose based on price.

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