Basement guy not showing up regularly
He gave me copy of his driving license and business license.
We signed contract which says he will finish work in 8 weeks.
It’s 6 weeks already and he hasn’t got permit from city he says he applied for it and haven’t finished framing yet. I gave him 12,000$ already. Still I have to pay $8,000 at different stages for example $5000 when he completes framing. 1500 when washroom is ready and 1500 when flooring is done.
My basement is total mess now we cannot go to the basement (so many equipments and materials are everywhere.)
I don’t think he will finish it on time.
Can I sue him for not completing work on time?
What are the options I have if he doesn’t finish the basement in 12 weeks.