A Mississauga man is speaking out after what he thought would be a routine home repair turned into a year-long financial nightmare.
Afftab Pervaiz says he gave thousands of dollars to a private contractor up front to switch out his windows, a process he thought would take at the most two months. But the repairs never happened.
And it wasn’t just any contractor who was working on his house. It was his neighbour, Terry Surette, who was living across the street doing renovations as a contractor.
“I thought, ‘OK, seems like somebody that’s here all the time…Here’s a person I see, I trusted him in that sense,” Pervaiz told CBC Toronto.
“He would come and point that out… when are you going to get your windows done? You’re getting water damage,” Pervaiz said of Surette.
Weeks turned to months
So when Surette said he needed $10,000 up front, Pervaiz paid it, saying he’s know it’s common in the contracting business to pay for supplies in advance of work.
Besides, Pervaiz says he provided a lot of details about the work that others did not provide.
CBC Toronto tried repeatedly to reach Surette for comment on this story. He did not reply.
Pervaiz says everything was laid out in a contract specifically highlighting a price breakdown and the services being provided. (CBC)
Pervaiz says everything was laid out in a contract that specifically highlighted a price breakdown and the services being provided.
The windows were supposed to come in six…