Matawan, NJ asked in Contracts and Construction Law for New Jersey

Q: If a contractor doesn't finish the job and is unresponsive, but later agrees to return, does that reset the accrual date

I had a contractor work on my kitchen. He was supposed to return to finish the job, but he didn't return my texts for a few weeks. He finally emailed me back and said he thought the job was done, but agreed to come back and address one of the issues. I emailed that wasn't acceptable, and he sent an email a few days later stating he considered the job completed. What would be the date that I would have a cause of action, and the statute of limitations clock would begin? I thought that since he acknowledged the incomplete work and offered to correct it, that would be the date, but the judge didn't agree. She said it was when the work was completed, but he never completed the work.

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