I originally sign paper work for what I was told was an application to see if my wife and I would qualify for a loan for a solar system. We signed the paper work and then i was told that we actually signed a contract for the solar system. I was upset because I felt like they were misleading and had us sign a contract when I specifically ask if it was only to see if we qualify, and was told yes. Then the contractors came to our house surveyed the roof and decided the original solar panal configuration would not work, so the contractor voided the contract and sent me a new one. Do I have to sign the new contract, even though the original was voided?
Also, the contract has a section that states. “Additional right to cancel: in addition to any rights you may have to cancel this agreement under section 8 below and under section 1 of the general terms and conditions, you may cancel this agreement, including any subsequent amendments, at no cost at any time prior to commencement of construction on your home” does this mean I can back out even if I signed the original contract, as long as they have not started construction? Which they have not yet.
I would strongly suggest that you have an attorney review any sort of construction contract that you sign. These contracts are often one-sided and do not provide you with the protections that you need and to which you are entitled. You should also check references and licenses for anyone performing work on your property.
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