How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Maverick Your Own Question
Maverick, Attorney
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 6422
Experience:  20 years experience as a civil trial and appellate lawyer
Type Your Legal Question Here...
Maverick is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Have outstanding contract for new roof and paid deposit.

Customer Question

Have outstanding contract for new roof and paid deposit. Materials bought and paid for, but not on my premises. No work done by contractor, who has license revoked/suspended. Hearing held last week and pending judges decision and then ROC decision on use of Recovery Fund. At what point can I contact another contractor to have my roof done? Piece-meal repairs are expensive. Thanks.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Maverick replied 1 year ago.

Normally one would send out an anticipatory repudiation letter first to the contractor to get confirmation that he is not going to fulfill his end of the bargain and once he fails to respond or fails to start work on a reasonable date in the near future, then he has officially breached the contract and now you can "cover" by looking for a new contractor to finish the job.

Here is a sample letter so you know what one looks like.