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Question DetailsAsked on 6/14/2017

My kitchen refacing project is over one month past doe do to different problems with wrong materials or not enough

My project was to be finished by may 10th. They did not finished because of wrong material it took over three weeks to get the right material. When they came back to finish they did not have enough material. Now been told it will take about 8to 10 day to get the rest of material needed to finished the job and no date as to when they will come to finish. We have not been able to use our kitchen in almost two months is is getting expensive to eat out every day p. What can I do? Thanks

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If your contract has a completion date in it and they cannot prove force majeure (conditions beyond their control causing the delay) then you can take action against them for delays - sue, call their bond, negotiate a price reduction, etc. Start with a discussion about a realistic completion date and do a written change order for a new completion date, including possibly a cost reduction for the current delay, and more reduction or "liquidated damages" for each day from now to the new completion date.

If they refuse to reduce price or give a new reasonable completion date, as long as you had a written contracted completion date you could also give up on them and call their bond, to have the bonding company pay for another contractor to finish the job at the original total contracted job cost (meaning you would pay the same total out of pocket as the original contract, bonding company makes up any needed difference because of the change of contractor and possible rework needed.)

If no written completion date, then you can put pressure on them and threaten to terminate them if they do not complete by a certain time, but they may give an argument with some legitimacy.

Why eat out each day - in this sort of job if it was supposed to take more than a few days it would commonly include putting a piece of plywood somewhere and moving the reefer onto it (without water line), putting a countertop microwave somewhere (dining room table commonly), and keeping the kitchen sink and dishwasher usable after work hours as much as possible.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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