If delays impact your home project, you may want to litigate

| Jun 2, 2020 | Contract Disputes |

You hired a contractor to come and install a new bathroom as an addition to your home. You made it clear that the latest you wanted it to be installed and finished was two months from the date you signed the contract. They said it would only take a few days to add the bathroom, so you were confident that you would have a new one in your home in no time at all.

Unfortunately, that is not actually how things worked out.

Delay after delay has brought you to the two-month date, and there is still a long way to go before the bathroom will be done. At this point, all you want to do is to get out of the contract, to get refunded for the work that hasn’t been done and to move on to a new construction team. You want the company to be accountable if you have to pay more to get this done, too, since it now will be a rush order.

A construction dispute can occur when delays are an issue, so it’s good that you have a contract that lists how long the team has to finish the project. In that contract, you may have verbiage describing what happens if a delay occurs. You may need to go through arbitration with the company if an arbitration clause was included, for example.

If you are ready to litigate instead, our website has more information on what you need to do next. You relied on the team finishing on schedule, the delays have impacted your home’s value and what you can do there.

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