We hired a contractor to remodel our bathroom on june 12. He started working on june 13, but has since taken his time on doing much of anything else. As of today, he is still only half done on the project because he likes to work for a few hours and then makes an excuse to leave. There is no finishing date on the contract and we are paying for labor only. We have provided all the things he needs, minus the tools. He tells us when he shows up that he will be here early the next morning, which means around 2 or 3 pm. The total amount for the job was 3495, with 50% down and 50% upon completion. We already paid $1800 up front. Can we fire him and release the contract without having to pay the remaining amount?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): North Dakota
To reason with him on finishing our bathroom. He continues to apologize and make up excuses, but still is half ass doing anything with finishing the job. He also mentioned something about leaving to bid on a job in california.
so we would not be liable for the remaining 50%? We plan on firing him today and telling him to take his tools with him.
we had no lien for the this, other than the 50% we put down up front, as per his contract. The contract is very basic and actually takes up about half a page.
Since we had no actual date for completion, can we claim delay? The medium project has already doubled in time from his estimate of 5 days to complete. we are now at 10 days and only half done with no end in site.
I think that is good. and just in case, I will call the police. thank you.
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