What Happens if a Contractor Doesn’t Finish the Job?

If you hire a professional contracting company, you expect that person to finish the job. Unfortunately, there are times when the contractor might not be able to complete the project. If this happens, what should you do next? What sort of actions can you take?

Ask About the Reason for the Disappearance

First, you should ask the contractor why he or she is not returning to the site of the project. The contractor might not be abandoning the project entirely. In some situations, the contractor may simply need to acquire more materials for the job. If that is the case, remind the contractor of the deadline related to the project. If he or she does not meet the deadline, you may be able to take certain actions. Furthermore, if the contractor simply does not return to finish the project, there could be other actions you can take.

Review the Contract

The next step is to take a look at the contract. When you hire the contracting service, you probably signed a legally binding document. This is normal if you are engaging a professional construction contracting company. If the contractor does not finish the job, he or she may be in violation of that contract. As a result, a breach-of-contract case could result. In this situation, it is possible for you to pursue damages against the contracting service. In this case, you may need to work with a lawyer who has experience in this area. That way, you can pursue damages and get your money back.

Which Path Do You Want To Take?

As you pursue damages against the contracting service, you also need to think about what you want to do with the existing project. Do you simply want to scrap the project entirely? Or, do you want to hire a different contracting service to finish the job? This is going to depend on where you currently are in the construction process. You may be able to find another contracting service that will be able to pick up where the original service left off.

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