Categories

Bad fence contractor

Question Icon
Posted by: from Toronto
11/14/2015 at 9:21:39 PM

Hired a contractor to do a fence. The contract we had included fee schedule but no completion date. After the contractor installed the posts, he was suppose to order the panels however he did not and ignored calls/emails for the past 3 month.

Q1. Can I terminate the contract and fire him? I have another contractor to finish the job, however I don't want the previous contractor to comeback with the old contract. Most of the work he done turned out not up to par, so I'm hoping he doesn't comeback at all...

Q2. The contractor never paid the suppliers for materials, and the suppliers came and want me to pay them directly since the contractor never did. Do they have any grounds in court or put a lien against me?

REPLIES (5)
User Icon
Bill from Angelbuilds in Sherwood Park
Date/Time11/14/2015 at 11:59:55 PM

If he bought the material with your account then yes you have to pay for it.

User Icon
Date/Time11/15/2015 at 7:00:13 AM

Just get your project finished, Pay for the materials, check to make sure that the posts were in the material order. Anyone can put a lien on your property, but they have to enforce it. The only think this contractor can do is take you to small claims court and I doubt that you will ever hear from him. These contractors are all over the country. Don,t worry just complete your fence.

Jim

Total General Contracting

Belleville On.

User Icon
Vitor from Voxel Builds Inc in Brampton
Date/Time11/15/2015 at 8:15:38 AM

https://www.ontario.ca/pa...

Follow the link. It will help you with your issue now and to avoid getting scammed again.

Best regards,

Vitor

Voxel Builds Inc.

User Icon
John in Toronto
Date/Time11/15/2015 at 9:48:12 AM

The supplies were bought under his contractor account with the supplier, I paid him 1/3 at contract signing, 1/3 after the post was installed... However now the suppliers said the contractor never paid them? Am I liable to the supplier considering I never signed a agreement with them directly? Nor can they actually prove the post used are actually theirs?

User Icon
John in Toronto
Date/Time11/15/2015 at 9:50:22 AM

Is there a legal way to fire the contractor and break the contracts? Or no since the work has already started?

Search the TrustedPros directory and discover the best contractors in your area.

Find your home service pro
Great renovations start with a great contractor.

Since 2004, TrustedPros has been helping homeowners find the right contractor for their home improvements and repairs.

Post Your Project

Within hours you'll be comparing offers from top-rated professionals. It's free to post and you're under no obligation to hire.

 
Trustedpros Inc. does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, safety, legality or usefulness of any Content, or Whether Content is Current and up-to-date, and TrustedPros Inc. Shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to your use or reliance upon any content or for content being removed or otherwise ceasing to be available. Please refer to the terms and conditions of use of this websites for more details.
Categories

It appears you may be located in the US

TrustedPros is designed to deliver results targeted to your location.

Get Free Estimates

Post your project and compare offers from top-rated pros.


x