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Generally, it seems as if your cause of action is going to be against the contractor. Against the contractor, this appears to be a breach of contract based on the failure to perform within a reasonable time. 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. In this case, if the Contractors stalled installed about returning to fix the item, then you will have a direct cause of an action against that individual. You could bring a cause of action against the seller or the realtor, but that's only if they somehow guaranteed the performance of the contractor. Otherwise, you may not have any recourse against them
To facilitate your situation, there’s a site that I’ve used in the past where you can find a good template for advising of a breach of contract (click here). It's a bit easier (and cheaper) than going through litigation and I have seen it be effective in the past.
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