What is the name of your state? i am in texas.
i signed a contract to have some work done on a house. 30 days was the time line and 100.00 a day is what he owed me after the 30 days. i was to pay him in draws of 1/5 the total as he needed it. he stated he found additonal problems that were not visible so he would need additional time. i asked how long, the answer was 2 wks. that was the 1st verbal amendment. the 2nd time was an extension was granted was an additional 2 wks. at this point the amount of work that was being done did not appear to be equal to the draw downs that i was giving him. i told him how uncomfortable i was with his work at this point and 30 days past the original completion date. i told him that i would no longer give him the draws of such large lumpsomes, i would disburse according to his tasks completed, i would purchase the supplies he needed so that lack of would not interfere with his progress. 3rd extension of 2 weeks and notice to terminate contract if job wasn't completed at the end of this period. this was verbal. there was no arbitration clause in contract. how strong is my case against him based on what i've shared with you. i've given him about 75% of total bill which appears to be a waste. i had another contractor look at this house and am told that it is like starting from scratch. now i'm looking at double for the same project. please help on the best way to handle this situation. how beneficial is it to sue him if he has no money? can restitution be sought in another form.