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Question DetailsAsked on 9/24/2013

How does plumbing in a mobile home differ from a regular house?

Contractor I hired for bathroom plumbing and vinyl floor will not return calls or schedule the work. Am I OK to hire someone else? No work done and no money spent yet. I think he ordered a new counter top but I haven't received word that it is ready for installation.

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At this point you still have a contract - assuming he is past the contractual on-site start date (there was one stated, right ?), then you would need to officially notify him that you are cancelling the contract due to his failure to perform - best done by notarized letter of termination stating the reason and demanding any up-front payment back, sent by certified mail, signature required, return receipt requested, and of course keep a full copy yourself INCLUDING a copy of the outside of the as-sent addressed envelope. He would then have an opportunity to come back asking for expenses for special-order materials he ordered, which you could accept (and pay for) or refuse based on the contract cancellation and maybe have an argument on your hands.

However, not knowing at this point, he might be waiting for the countertop (and maybe flooring, cabinets, appliances, etc ?) to come in before he gets back to you - contractors SUCK at communcations if not in person. I would first message him (however you communicated before) that you are worried about not having heard from him, and if he does not get back to you ASAP you are considering terminating the contract. That should get his attention. if no respionse within 7 days, then you could send the termination letter.

Of course, if he is "ahead" of you on $ due to an advance payment, then you will likey have a problem there - he might be perfectly happy to have you cancel the contract, figuring he will keep the money for little or no work on the job.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD




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