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Old 07-10-2019, 02:19 AM   #1
 
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Hi everyone ...

I'm a junior independent interior designer. I recently hired a carpet installer for one of my project to cover a concrete staircase with the client's runner. He made me sure about his good experience in this type of job but he is not and damaged the client carpet! Now I need to fire him, but also get the important sum of deposit and the carpet cost back.

Is there any body know how should I process and what are the risks in this battle?
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:27 AM   #2
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Old 07-10-2019, 06:42 AM   #3
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I'm a junior independent interior designer. I recently hired a carpet installer for one of my project to cover a concrete staircase with the client's runner. He made me sure about his good experience in this type of job but he is not and damaged the client carpet! Now I need to fire him, but also get the important sum of deposit and the carpet cost back.



Is there any body know how should I process and what are the risks in this battle?


Have you confronted the installer?

Given him/her a chance to remedy the situation?

If the installer screwed up and will not or cannot make it right, you certainly have cause to “fire” them and breach the contract....but getting your money back may not be worth the trouble in the long run.

Might cost you more in legal fees and time than it’s worth.

But I don’t know how nice this carpet is, and I’ve never had a contract dispute....so I’m far from an expert.


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Hi everyone ...



I'm a junior independent interior designer. I recently hired a carpet installer for one of my project to cover a concrete staircase with the client's runner. He made me sure about his good experience in this type of job but he is not and damaged the client carpet! Now I need to fire him, but also get the important sum of deposit and the carpet cost back.



Is there any body know how should I process and what are the risks in this battle?


Are you licensed and insured?

I’m not sure “Junior Independent Interior Designer” = General Contractor




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If you really have a written signed contract then it will have the details regarding cancellation of a contract. Sounds like you really don't have a contract.

I would have a conversation with him to go over the problem and tell him what you expect to have resolved and when you need it done by. Give him a chance to repair his mistake. Follow up the discussion in writing so you have some documentation.

If he refuses to do anything, let him know his contract is terminated, get his stuff off the jobsite, and that you will be using any funds yet unpaid to him to perform the repairs. Follow this up in writing too.

Anything above and beyond what you are still holding of his will just have to come out of your pocket. That's the price you pay for hiring unqualified subs.
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...That's the price you pay for hiring unqualified subs...
and likely the low bid....
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Not sure the state but in this state an interior decorator can not sub contract other trades for a home improvement project.


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His Avatar says his trade is "7865412".

So there.

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