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Contract Agreement

Illinois

Asked on Aug 6, 2021

What is my best path to recover a down payment paid to a contractor who never started my job and has gone MIA while I've been trying to cordially recover my money. Demand Letter via certified mail etc..?

I signed a contract with a contractor to update my home. I signed the contract and paid a $5k deposit (the contract has zero verbiage related to a deposit) to 'get on his list'. After several months and failed attempts to get a specific start date I informed the contractor I was not going to move forward with the project. He said he would pay the deposit back but asked for me to accept $1000 / month. He paid $1000 back however has gone MIA since and is not returning any calls or texts.

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Illinois

Answered 57 days ago

Jane C.

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I suggest you have an attorney send a demand letter. If that fails, you can bring you claim against the contractor to small claims court.

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