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Question DetailsAsked on 10/27/2015

Acceptence of service signed before insurance adjusted gave estimate is this legal in Indiana

Contractor came to door for roof, did not go on roof or give estimate before insurance adjuster came. Contractor stated we signed a contract and if we have someone else to do the work, they want us to pay them $1,500. Is this legal in Indiana.

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Ahh - ANOTHER ambulance chasing roofer case, and I would bet the contract included a full assignment of rights and maybe even a power of attorney.

You would have to google about Indiana homeowner contract laws - and maybe contact your state or local consumer fraud division (usually part of district / county attorney's office).

Generally, most states allow voiding (using specific written cancellation procedure) within 3 days of signing a contract done at your house. There is also a federal 3 day law with similar provisions.

If there was no price or period of service stated in the agreement it would not be a valid contract anyway - but convincing them of that might be tough.

Exactly what your situation is depends on the terms of the contract of course - but if within the 3 day business or calendar days in different jurisdictions) limit I would use that to bail out. If in doubt, see an attorney ASAP.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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