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Hired a co tractor to install new kitchen. Took the money…

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Hired a co tractor to install new kitchen. Took the money and haven’t see n him since. What rights do I have?

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Not yet. Filed a complaint with the PD- don’t think they care.

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This appears to be a breach of contract based on the failure to perform within a reasonable time if they failed to fix your kitchen after you paid them the momey. Courts regularly look toward the Uniform Commercial Code as their guide, since many states have adopted this code into their own statutes. Under UCC Section 2-309(1), the law says that each party has a reasonable time to perform if it is not expressly stated in the contract. What is considered “reasonable” is a matter of fact and depends on the circumstances, but it is an argument that you would have to make that it is unreasonable. Regardless, there is a legal basis for your particular claim. I also know of something that can help you with this situation. If you click here, you can request an attorney-prepared breach of contract letter for a flat fee (usually around $250). Turnaround time is less than 48 hours. Take a look at the link and fill out the contact form if you’re interested.

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