Beachwood, OH asked in Contracts for Ohio

Q: If I signed a contract with a company for exterior home improvement, how long do they have to do the work?

The paper stated that I had three days to cancel.

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A: Unless your contract specifies a fixed date of completion and provides that time is of the essence, the contractor has a reasonable time to complete the work.

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  • Cleveland Heights, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Under Ohio's consumer sales practices act, it is a deceptive act for a supplier (the contractor) to allow 8 weeks to elapse without services being rendered. O.A.C. 109:4-3-09.

If the contractor messes this up, they are liable for three times your damages (amount paid) plus reasonable attorney fees and costs.

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