I signed a contract with a contractor for a complete re-roof job. This was 2 months ago and he told me it would be 2-3 weeks after I signed to get the roof done. He keeps makeing up excuses, oh the weather this, that, now it’s running out of daylight. It has rained maybe 3 times in 2 months. I did ask him to put a “completion by” date in the contract which has already passed. The contract states that I cannot cancel and that I “agree to pay the FULL amount of the job if I do not accept delivery and installation of the goods”. There is also a Delays disclaimer that contractor shall not be liable for delays cuased by strikes, weather conditions, or other causes beyond his control. I have a real gut feeling that this guy is not telling me the truth especially since you cannot even find his companies name anywhere in the phone book. How can he then have so much work that he cannot get to me.
Anyway my main question is: Can I notify him that he did not meet the completion date and that the contract is not valid and I am going to use someone else? Can he put a Lien on my house even though he has not even done any work or even started?