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Why do you want to exit the contract? Please explain your situation in some more detail
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Many thanks for your patience, I am pleased to be able to continue assisting with your query now. First of all, I am sorry to hear about the issues you have experienced in your situation.
If you are in a formal contractual agreement with the contractor to complete the works in question and the contract you have in place does not provide for changes to be made to reflect changes in costs etc, and also there is no dedicated cancellation clause, you may be in breach of contract if you were to cancel now without their consent. I appreciate that by continuing you may be working at a loss but that is something which should have been covered in the contract, such as a clause allowing you to change costs/prices or the right to renegotiate them at the very least.
There may still be a chance that the contractor agrees to vary the costs to help you with them but that is up to them. If they do not and you walk away from the contract, then as mentioned they could treat this as a breach of contract and pursue you for losses incurred as a result, such as having to get someone else to finish the job and the difference in costs that this has generated.
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