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Question: I signed a contract in mid april to have my kitchen remodeled. I gave the contractor a down payment for the future job. They had their license suspended two days later and can not do any work until it is renewed. Now the company has changed names and license numbers. Is my contract with them void? Can I get my down payment back. No work has been done. The company will not return my calls. Should I file in small claims court?

Answer:

The Registrar of Contractors, the state agency in charge of regulating, among other things, residential construction contractors, may be able to help .  Contact them by calling 1-877-MY-AZ-ROC (In Maricopa County, dial (602) 542-1525.) or by visiting their website here.

 For more information on legal aid available in our area, check out the page on Legal Aid to find more information about aid available in your area. 

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  • I signed a contract in mid april to have my kitchen remodeled. I gave the contractor a down payment for the future job. They had their license suspended two days later and can not do any work until it is renewed. Now the company has changed names and license numbers. Is my contract with them void? Can I get my down payment back. No work has been done. The company will not return my calls. Should I file in small claims court?

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