We signed a renovation contract with BalmBuilt Ltd. in July 2020. The scope of work included new plumbing, electrical, kitchen, bathrooms, stairs and flooring. The estimated timeframe given for completion was approximately ten weeks.
Initially the project proceeded as scheduled. We remitted funds as requested and in accordance with the payment schedule. On July 23, 2020 we received an update from BalmBuilt stating “we are currently tracking to have you the house on September 11”.
On August 28, 2020 we were contacted by the electrician. He intended to place a construction lien on our house because BalmBuilt gave him an NSF cheque. He cancelled the electrical permit for the job.
BalmBuilt gave us numerous assurances regarding the completion of the project. To date the millwork company has not been paid the required deposit in order to start production of the kitchen. The bathroom fixtures we selected in July 2020 remain in the vendor’s warehouse pending payment. In addition the stairs have not been ordered. BalmBuilt collected funds from us for these items.
After nine months we terminated our relationship with BalmBuilt Ltd.