Person I hired did 3 bad remodeling jobs
I NEEDED 3 THINGS DONE AT MY HOUSE. A new front porch door installed. Old sidewalk removed and a mew one installed. A attic window with rotting wood replaced. I talked to a guy I new who said he could do that stuff for me. I hired him I wrote down total labor cost and he asked for half the money up front I wrote that down and wrote down when I paid him the rest of the money. I never put anything else in writing. I trusted him because some friends said he could do the job and they also knew him and trusted him. He put my sidewalk in all wrong and it is so bad it needs repairs or replaced. The porch door was also not put in right. the window is OK. He said he would fix the sidewalk and would not charge not. I believed him And payed him the last of the money. I did not know the door was bad till later when he was gone. I got ripped off and now I have to have the work done right by someone else. It has been two weeks and I have not heard a word from him. I was told after the fact I should have got everything in writing. Can I do anything to this guy for his bad job or do I just learn from what happened and move on. The next time I hire someone what should I put in writing to make it a legal contract to hold up in court. I want to write the contract myself.