Good evening SirMamWe are a small busine...

Asked by Tshepo on 07-07-2022 20:51:17
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Limpopo

Good evening Sir/Mam

We are a small business that was subcontracted by the main contractor to buy materials & do installation for the contractor's client,the contractor asked us to send them our plan of what we can construct,we did so,he said he'd pitch the drawing to the engineer & will communicate then didn't call back on that Friday,we specified the materials we going to use & all,on Saturday deposit came into our account,on Monday we got up to go buy materials for the project,but then the contractor changed the materials,we notified the contractor about the additional costs,contractor then said fine,we bought & ordered their materials,paid & most of their materials were special orders meaning they are not returnable,we kept trying to get feedback about the additional costs for weeks with no luck,the additions were submitted on the 15th June,on the 27th we went to site to start work but the contractor turned us back,saying there are more changes,mind you we had our team of workers,generator hired travelled 2 hours to site only to go back,we did so,0n the 1st July contractor calls to say we must go to site,no additional costs will be paid,we have to ise our own money to finish the project,we told them its not possible,he said its either we quit or fund the remaining costings,we told him we quitting,responded with its fine & asked if we'll refund them the deposit,we told him its impossible as their materials were special orders meaning the manufacturer won't take them back,he hung up.Monday the 4th an amount came into our business account & wasn't the agreed additional costs,we went to their office to find answers,we were told to finish the project within 3 days,a project that needs about 5 to 7 days,we delivered all their materials to site & quit the project because to us this was a setup for failure.What should we do to stop this contractor from calling us everyday?how do keep ourselves on the right side of the law,we gave them their all their materials & told them to get an installer but they call us everyday. What should we do?please help.Thank you

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Posted by Att. Patrick on 09-07-2022 20:39:00

Hi there,

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Does the contractor owe you any money for the materials which you purchased? Or not?

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