Itinerant merchants are usually not entitled to require or accept a payment or down payment from you within the 10 days that follow the day you receive the signed copy of your contract. They may do so under only one condition: if they have already given you the good. This rule applies because you are entitled to cancel your contract during this 10-day period.

Having work done

For example, if you are having renovation work done, you should refuse to have the work start before the 10-day period. This way you can avoid any source of conflict should you decide to cancel the contract.

After the 10-day period, it is advisable that you come to an agreement with the merchant so you can pay the merchant in installments, according to the progress of work. You can pay your last installment (between 10 and 15% of the total cost) when the work is completed. In doing so, you will make sure that the work is done to your complete satisfaction.


Last update : November 24, 2017

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