In November of 2012, my parents decided to make an insurance
claim on their roof. At first they chose a roofer a friend recommended and the roofer came and took a look and we set up an appointment for an adjuster to come and take a look to see if they would approve it. Before being approved of the claim, they took down the info of the residence and had my father sign it not knowing it was a contract
. While waiting for the chain to come through, I did some research on the company the roofer was with and saw that they had an 'F' rating with the BBB
and decided this was not a person we could trust to do the roof. The roofer requested to see the claim that was approved, but since we decided we did not want to use them, we didn't provide the info. After having no contact with them for the past 7 months, we have decided to go with another roofer and are in discussion with the estimate. The previous roofer suddenly contacts my parents telling them they signed a contract claiming that if we don't use them we need to pay 25% of the amount the insurance claim.
I have read the fine print and it does state this.
After doing some research, I see that it is required for home repair contracts to have a 3 day cooling period, thinking period which this contract does not have. Can this be a valid contract. It also seems strange that after all this time to suddenly claim this. They are threAtening to sue. Do they have a solid case?