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Question DetailsAsked on 3/10/2015

I have signed a contract but wanted to cancel after 2.5 days, no work was started. Is that ok?

I signed a AC contract to start work in 10 days, now I've found a much better product and price, is it ok to cancel the contract after 2.5 days?

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Some states have laws that allow you to cancel certain kinds of contracts within a certain period of time if no work has been started. Sometimes has to be home improvement/ repair type (which yours is), in some cases has to have been signed AT your house to apply, may have to be more thann certain number of $, and number of days can vary - usually 3 days revocability period IF such a law exists in your area. Also has special cancellation notification provisions in some areas.

Try (putting in your state) Googling a search phrase like this for info - revoke home repair contract Illinois.

Otherwise, if no such provision in your state or you are past the deadline, most contractors will cancel if no work has started - which includes him having already ordered the unit if you were buying new/replacement equipment.

Otherwise, the terms of the contract would (within the limits of state and federal law) control what happens if you cancel, cancellation fee, ordered materials restocking charges,, etc.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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