What am I allowed to recover when suing a contractor?

I hired a contractor to do several jobs in my home. He breached the contracted and installed a ceiling fan that does not work. We were charged for extra fees that were listed in the original contract.

Asked on October 3, 2017 under Business Law, Pennsylvania


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You can recover the cost to buy and install (e.g. have an electrician install) a working fan; you can also recover any amounts you paid which you should not have--i.e. for unapproved work, or for work which was in fact not done. You cannot recover for your time, effort, or frustration.

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