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Can I sue a contractor without a contract?


Yes, it is possible to sue a contractor even if there was no written contract between you and the contractor. However, it may be more difficult to prove your case in court without a written contract.


In the absence of a written contract, you would need to rely on other evidence to support your claim. This could include emails, text messages, invoices, receipts, and any other documentation that shows that you hired the contractor and what work was agreed upon. You would also need to show that the contractor breached the agreement, such as not completing the work or performing the work poorly.


As you know by now, it is always better for both parties to have a written contract that clearly sets forth expectations for each side. A contract can help to clearly define the scope of the work, payment terms, and other important details that can prevent disputes from arising in the first place.

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