Good DayWe purchased a house in February...

Asked by Yumna786 on 11-07-2020 17:33:02
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Gauteng

Good Day

We purchased a house in February of this year and agreed to a quote with a construction manager to renovate our house, however we did not sign any contract or SLA, we have also paid 70% of the bill in two payments, one upon commencement of the work and one shortly after this. Once we entered level 3 and construction began again, it appears the agent has spent all of our money and is delaying completion of the renovations. Is there anyway for us to claim back the money from him legally? As we are afraid that he will try and run away without completing the agreed work. We have all communication which was via WhatsApp 

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