I'll wait to hear what your lawyer tells you.
And how it works a couple years down the road.
Hahahahahahahahahaha so there's a break in the story.. I went by the house, he was there so I didn't stop, I did catch a glimpse of my unit looking all sad and depressed, begging to come home with me...
Thanks to a certain technique, I was able to come up with all the cell phone numbers on his account, including his wifes number.. I called her and explained the situation, she was PISSED and said he told her he had paid me in full. She said she would call him and ask, she did and then I called her back and she told me he said he would pay me ASAP and he would call me later.
He finally called (I imagined her standing over him pulling on his ear) and apologized for not calling me back and said he's been waiting on money from a customer who hasn't paid him. So I gave him a piece of my mind (while still being professional, of course) and he apologized again and asked if I could give him until next friday. I said that is the deadline, no if's and's or but's..
I'm a pretty understanding person and I know that people can run into money problems, and I told him I would have been alot more understanding if he would have explained the situation like a mature adult.
Sooo, I guess we'll see what happens on Friday!
Originally Posted by CessnaSovereign
Illeagal to remove a condenser once it is installed to home; it is considered a part of the structure. Now if you ever have issue to repair that machine and remove compressor , that is your right. I would go by there and cut low voltage and touch them together so blow fuse on control board until he calls you and pays up.
'Life begins with the journey each day'
bad checks= jail time... Big bad checks= felony.
Originally Posted by cretan
We had a lady get arrested for a $50 check, she didn't go to court and ended up with a warrant for her arrest. Not sure what ever happened, but it was worth the loss of $50 to make her life miserable for a bit!
You can't fix stupid
Heres a long story I'll try to keep short, got and finished a small comm. job for a woman who pinched pennies so hard you can hear Lincoln screaming. Was trying to get upgrades, free extra's at every encounter. Had to go to small claims and won, she appealed (having to pay for a job she approved?), I won that one too. I finally got a check, $250 short. Fortunately I had made a copy of the deposit check, cause the account for the final payment was tapped out by the second check. Back to court for paperwork to hit the first account, wasn't about to let her get away with another cent, after all the bullshyt.
Here's the point, I had filed against her, as hers was the only name on everything to this point. Took my papers to the bank, and the account was a joint with her husband, so the bank couldn't do anything with the papers. I don't know what happened but the final money came while I was trying to figure out what to do next. Maybe cause she realized she'd pushed too much, it wasn't just about money anymore, and I wasn't gonna let it slide. Be sure to get as many names as possible with an interest in a property listed, or it might leave a way for them to sneak out.
About 20+ year ago, I was working as a design/sales person at a large kitchen and bath and remodeling firm in the east.
We had a HO pull this one: All the dealings were with the husband, then when the final payment was due, we found out the house was in the wife's name. No legal action could be taken.
This is when we started four new policies:
1) ALWAYS keep the payment stream so the contractor is AHEAD of the customer at ALL times.
2) This is where the 'payment due at substantial completion' clause came from.
3) BOTH husband and wife signed the contract.
4) The contract had a phrase in it to the effect "I have legal title to this property, authorize this work, and agree to pay..."
It is a shame there are sham artists out there... but I am glad there are also ways to work around them.
Your comfort, Your way, Everyday!
you sound like your from my neck of the woods. put a lien on,Time to call,Frankie,Tony, the Louie
Originally Posted by papa_jo
Playing the devils advocate here,
Originally Posted by coolmen
That's only 3 bullet's for the wife. At night, the wifes S&W 325 45 with crimson trace laser sighting, Tony, Loui and friends dont stand a chance. Daylight, we have about 2 dozen other options, not counting Balto...If someone felt you were behind undermining their home security..your address is public as well, or you can be found by louie, LOL. It's a two way street for you\us macho types. The legal route is by far the best way to go.
(we are paying home owners by the way, so this non paying issue does not apply to us).)))
I feel your pain, I have just got a bad check for several thousand for a change-out. The worst part about it was the insurance company paid them for it, they deposited the check into their account, which was supposed to be used to pay me, but got spent elsewhere instead. Not just that, but a few more bad checks for service calls as well. When the customers want to complain about the cost of service, they should realize all the times we as contractors get screwed over.
Its no conciliation at this point... but going forward INSIST to the insurance co. that future insurance co. work is a two party check. It's for the best interest of the customer & the contractor.
Originally Posted by supercharged
Call them, and tell them they make good in X days, or you will press charges.
Originally Posted by supercharged
They can get some good time for that.
Every time my home or car insurance has written a check for a claim, it was two party. We have no problem with that. If it makes a contractor feel better\safer about being paid for services rendered, that's a bonus in my mind.
Originally Posted by coolguysfl
This is good advice. But the fact remains some people are alive simply because its against the law to kill them. some crooks are very versed in the law and are always looking for the "hand shake guy" who wants to do a good job and help people, but doesn't want to be bothered with forms, lein notices and waivers/contracts. They thrive on them. Cover your hiney, get signed contracts and use change orders/waivers. It may seem like a pain untill something like this happens.
Originally Posted by skippedover
Genius = The guy who can do anything...except make a living!