I am a remodeling contractor. I have recently done work in the form of removing kitchen cabinets and replacing them along with new granite tops. There was also old decks that had to be removed for a screened porch to be added. The porch became a sun room built by Champion Windows. t
The customer supplied me with a set of plans she had drawn by a local architect with all the lighting
, cabinet details et., etc., .
I catered to this lady (no woman) giving her advise on construction do's and don'ts and we developed a good relationship. I took her to different places looking and helping her on selections of everything we would need thoughout the job. Always a helping hand.
After I did costing on this job, I told her that I would furnish a Cost Plus a Fee contract
, being that I knew and she knew that everything was not final in her selections. I gave her the contract, two of them, signed by me.
I know I should'nt have started the job but we did. Now there was also a printed sheet stated all cost to this point, and although she never signed the contract, she paid the pay request and never balked on anything. After the third pay request, I asked for the contract ( I know, a little late) but she has paid by these pay requests which were part of the contracts I had furnished.
She is not paying the final pay request. She now says The Statute of Frauds
voids contractural dealings in excess of $500.00 .