What can I do if 9 months ago we signed a contract with a roofing company to re-roof our house but they have never shown nor returned our deposit?

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What can I do if 9 months ago we signed a contract with a roofing company to re-roof our house but they have never shown nor returned our deposit?

No work has been done to date. I have been in contact with the roofers many times, they always promised service was coming. After 4 months of this, I asked for my money back. The required a deposit of $13,797 up front. I have text proving all this. No check has ever arrived. I have not received one dime back or services rendered. What can I do about this?

Asked on January 15, 2016 under Business Law, Washington

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You can sue the roofing company for breach of contract.  Your damages (the amount of monetary compensation you are seeking in your lawsuit) would be the refund of your entire deposit.
The roofing company is in breach of contract for failure to do any work and for failure to return your deposit.


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