Comment Submitted 8/18/2014
I live in California. I've signed a contract to remodel my bathrooms for a month. Now I'm about to move and want to cancel the contract. The contract paper doesn't say anything about penalty on cancellation. I've deposite $1000 and I accept to loss that deposit. However, the contractor want me to pay 20% of the overall cost and that's the penalty for cancellation.
If the contract doesn't say anything about penalty, can I refuse to pay it?
Comment Submitted 8/29/2014
I have been made an offer to purchase a beauty supply store. However, the concern Im having is that the seller wants me to put a deposit now, and pay the balance April 2015. How soon should I give a deposit I think that is too long. Besides that the seller has a contract to lease the space until 2016, she wants me to continue the lease until then. Help please, little bit confused
Question Submitted 8/29/2014
A friend bought a used car from a dealer. After haggling over price the dealer agreed to sell at 10,000 and total price would be 11,000 for fees and tax included. When the buyer signed the price actually stated 12,500 and he did not see this price because the dealer said sign this and he did. He also speaks limited English as this is not his first language. Does he have any rights to negate this contract?? He feels he was taken advantage because of his limited understanding of English, which the dealer was aware of. He does have one witness that was with him when this occurred. Does the car dealer have a responsibility to explain the terms and cost being agreed upon? If the verbal agreement was one price and the contract was not the same is this fraud?
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I would also suggest contacting your state Attorney General's office.