How long do I have to wait for a fence company to finisha job ?

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How long do I have to wait for a fence company to finisha job ?

The company I
hired,installed my fence on
September 28, they broke
two boards,and haven’t been
back to fix the problem. I
have contacted them four
times.

Asked on November 26, 2018 under Business Law, Ohio

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

There is no hard and fast rule for this, unless some period of time is specified in your contract with them: otherwise, it is just a "reasonable time," which is judged on a case-by-case basis (e.g. type and complexity of work to be finished, whether the weather had caused unavoidable delays, etc.). It is likely that two months to fix two boards is too long. But the question becomes: what you can effectively do about this? You could only withhold the payment equivalent to the cost to have someone replace those boards, if you have not already paid them in full. You could only sue for the cost to replace. Etc. You may be best off simply replacing/fixing those boards yourself or hiring a handyman to do it for you, and not worrying about legal remedies or rights: this likely too small an issue to do anything other than fix it and move on.


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