Can I fire a contractor who has not completed porch renovation?

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Posted by: from Hamilton
6/24/2014 at 2:44:47 PM

I hired a contractor to rod iron my porch as my neighbour ran into to it with her truck. The insurance company recommended him. I gave him a deposit of 1000.00 dollars in Feb 2014. It is now end of June 2014 and he still has not completed the job. He gave me a quote but I did not sign anything. I have left several msgs but he has not contacted me.

Can I fire him and hire someone else to complete the job? Does anyone have any ideas of what I could do?


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Date/Time6/24/2014 at 3:07:05 PM

Yes you can. You just have to inform him that he has been removed from the job via registered letter.

Make sure that with the next contractor you have a contractual agreement stating exactly what the job entails and a timeline that the work is going to be completed.

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Date/Time6/24/2014 at 8:48:34 PM

Yes you can.

Make sure you send a registered letter. That way you have proof that it has been sent.

And when you hire the next contractor, make sure you have a contract. And list all work to be completed as well as a time frame for completion of same.

Hope this helps,

James Fram

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