Austin, TX asked in Contracts for Texas

Q: Can a pest control company in Texas make a consumer sign a contract to perform services for a year.

Pest control company did not comply with what they promised and refusing to let consumer out of contract because of the 3 day right of refusal.

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John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Frisco, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: One year pest control contracts are legal and are common.

If the contract was solicited by a door-to-door salesperson, the three-day rescission rule applies. See linked article for how that rule operates:

Your contract may also have applicable terms governing early termination of the service. Read it carefully.

If the company is not complying with what they promised in the contract, you may be able to sue it for breach of the contract.

If the amount involved is $20,000 or less, you can file a lawsuit in small claims court without an attorney. Hiring a lawyer for such a small case would not usually be cost effective.

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