Avoiding a Renovation Dispute: Drafting your Contract

Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act requires the building renovator to draft and present you with a written contract in advance of any work to be completed.  At a minimum the contract requires the following:

  • The legal business name, address and telephone number of the building renovator.
  • Your name and address.
  • An accurate and sufficiently detailed description of the work to be completed.
  • The total price for the aforesaid work.
  • A timeline for the commencement and completion of the work.
  • The date the contract is entered into.

If the contract is entered into at your home, the contract is also supposed to set out your 10-day cancellation rights under the Consumer Protection Act.

In any event, you are supposed to be provided with a written copy of the contract that you can keep for your records.

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