Every contractor knows about the 3-day notice required on residential jobs. Owners get three days to back out of any deal. Starting work sooner than three business days after signing is like giving an owner a loaded cannon. I’ll explain.
The court didn’t use those words in giving judgment to Waldron. Instead, the court concluded: Because there was an otherwise valid Pennsylvania contract, nothing prevented the trial court from awarding Waldron reasonable value for his services – even without waiting the 3 days to start work. "We recognize that this . . . may provide contractors an incentive to complete work before the three-day rescission period ends . . . The result, however, is compelled by the statutory language.”