Oakland, CA asked in Consumer Law, Business Law, Construction Law and Contracts for California

Q: Roofing contractor had me pay him more than the estimate when jobnot completed and materials not delivered

Is this an unfair business practice and how can I get my money back?

1 Lawyer Answer
Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Sebastopol, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: This may be an unfair business practice, breach of contract and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, depending on more facts. Was there a written contract for the job? If not, were the terms of an oral agreement later referenced or set forth in an email/text? Was the contractor licensed at the time of the work? A consultation with an experienced construction law attorney will be beneficial for you.

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