Do we have any legal grounds to have the deposit returned?
My mother-in-law, who we have power of attorney with signed an agreement for a remodeling project. She gave the company $1800 as a deposit. After discussing with us and we found out the company was not a licensed contractor we canceled in writing and requested a refund of the deposit. In less than 2 weeks, and no work was done. The company is refusing to return the deposit. saying consulting work was done with her “subs” and they need to be paid. We did some research and found out she is not a contractor at all, but presents herself as such. We are in the state of Florida.