What is the name of your state? CT.
Hello, I am the operations manager of a landscape co. in CT... We signed a new customer (Condominium Association) to a two year snow removal contract along with a two year Landscape contract (they are separate contracts). The snow contract runs from Nov.1st 2002- March 31st 2003 and then resumes on Nov. 1st-2003- March 31 st 2004. The Landscape contract starts April 1st 2003 – Nov. 30th 2004 and resumes April 1 st 2005-Nov. 30 Th 2005 in all of our contacts we sign it states “Either party may cancel this contract with cause, with 30 days written notice”
We performed the snow contract with a few problems, one being that the Condominium association chose a “per Storm” quote instead of a seasonal price, and we had a bad winter up here so they spent almost double than if choosing seasonal. And we were late to get to the sidewalks of this large complex a couple of times. But we always finished under the contract allowable time of 12 hours after the storm stops. Now it comes to the end of their first Snow Contract and they tell us that they are canceling our landscape contract because of our company’s mistakes and some bad attitude on the part of some Temp. Labor who we hired to shovel. My question is. Can they cancel the landscape contract when it didn’t even start yet? Their excuse that we did bad work in the winter should have no legal right to carry over to the landscape contract. Am I wrong? Do I have any legal grounds to go after them? I counted on that income so I did not look for replacement work and now it is getting too late in the season to find the same size replacement property as all of the big one’s are usually signed at the beginning of March. If anyone can shed some light on this problem, I Thank You.