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Was there every a contract signed?
No there was not. However he did send me one.
so what is my recourse, he has all of my blue prints on the house, and if I go with another contractor i will need them, not to mention some of the worked that he has completed is wrong
A court can interpret a contract
even without something in writing
based on payments, services rendered, and witnesses
so a verbal contract can be enforced, but is simply harder to prove
You may threaten a lawsuit, a complaint to the dept of consumer affairs
you may have a lawyer do so
you may also threaten a complaint to his licensing board
that should lead to cooperation
unfortunately the county within i reside has no licensing board, i do not like threats as they are generally thin air. would a letter from an attorney promising legal action be more effective than a threat
the lawyer letter, dept of consumer affairs, lawsuit
those are more effective
often that leads to settlement
and if it does not, to a determination
but he wont be able to ignore you
I hope that is clear and fast
let me understand also that the verbal contract is a matter of interpretation of the court (if it would elscalate to that degree) based on testimonies given in the state of missouri
as well as hard evidence (documents exchanged, money provided if any, services performed if any)
thank you so much for your help, i now need to get my ducks in a row
enjoy the weekend and you are very welcome
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