Q: Signed a contract with the homeowner for a remodel. He hired an unlicensed plumber to finish the job & refuses to pay
Our contract was to rough in and finish plumbing for 2 1/2 baths, kitchen and laundry room. Terms were 50% due at start, 30% due after rough-in inspection and 20% due on completion. The homeowner hired an unlicensed plumber to finish the plumbing draw on the home, and the county passed the inspection despite false information on his request for inspection. He is now refusing to pay the final bill of 20% despite our contract (as well as a separate service call charge that was done in the meantime). Can he breach our contract by hiring someone else to finish - let alone someone without a license?
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