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Posted by: from Oakville
12/28/2011 at 8:29:22 PM

I have an issue with a contractor. He has not been paying the trades - this is concerning. I have requested invoices from the contractor and now he has not shown up. What should I do?


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Date/Time12/29/2011 at 4:05:14 PM

When was the last time he was on site? It is Christmas - perhaps he's taking a break & spending time with family. Are the sub-trades coming to you with their concerns? Little more info may garner an answer you are looking for.

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Date/Time1/1/2012 at 10:09:26 PM

Hello Rose,

Sorry to hear about your contractor. If you are unsure that he is paying his trades you can ask him for a statutory of declaration to insure he is paying his trades. Unfortunately the law doesn't only make it the contractors responsibility to pay a a trade but it also makes its the clients as well and they want to make sure you are doing your do-diligence. Also the sub-trade can put a lean on your home/project.

If your contractor does not want to co-operate you may wants to cut your loses if you are not to far into the project.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any other concerns.



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