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Old 03-17-2018, 03:42 PM   #1
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Will be doing some ceiling work on a home where someone put their foot through. Usually I only contract with owners direct for legal reasons/payment.

Is it reasonable to still expect to be paid by the owner, who would then get reimbursed by the contractor (even though owner had nothing to do with damage caused obviously)
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Old 03-17-2018, 03:47 PM   #2
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Who is your contact with? If it is the HO it is absolutely reasonable to expect the HO to pay for you to fix their house no matter who damaged if they are the ones who contacted you, if the contractor that damaged the house contracted you to do the repair then they should be the one to pay you

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Old 03-17-2018, 04:34 PM   #3
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Damaging contractor contacted. But this is more about a concern for getting paid.
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I would be pretty direct that you want the payment from the contractor. Since his hole?
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He isn't the HO, so you can require 100% up front.

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If the work is done on someone's home -- isn't the homeowner the one who is ultimately responsible? Regardless of who did any damage.

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He isn't the HO, so you can require 10% up front.
We have companies charging 50% to 100% up front around here. Recent example is a flooring company on our own home.
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Who you contract with is responsible. Don't overthink it.
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If the work is done on someone's home -- isn't the homeowner the one who is ultimately responsible? Regardless of who did any damage.

We have companies charging 50% to 100% up front around here. Recent example is a flooring company on our own home.
Typo, I meant 100%...
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Who you contract with is responsible. Don't overthink it.

Agreed.
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If contractor doesn't pay, you still have the ability to put a lien on the home.

Contractors who don't pay really hate it when you do that. Makes them look bad.

I seriously doubt you'll get to that point though.
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Get paid by the homeowner IF they haven't paid the other contractor in full. Its their home you are working on, they can always take your pay out of the other contractors final bill and the math works out in everyones favor.

At the very least get a deposit for materials and a signed contract from the homeowner agreeing to make you whole if the other guy screws you.

Just my 2 cents. Not trying to start a war here but I've been burned by more contractors than homeowners.
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Will be doing some ceiling work on a home where someone put their foot through. Usually I only contract with owners direct for legal reasons/payment.

Is it reasonable to still expect to be paid by the owner, who would then get reimbursed by the contractor (even though owner had nothing to do with damage caused obviously)
That's almost always your best path... you can't lien the contractor...

But the question is, who hired you to fix the hole?
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Talked with the owner and got them to pay.
Happiness all the way around.
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Talked with the owner and got them to pay.
Happiness all the way around.
Guess it was reasonable...

Congrats...
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Guess it was reasonable...

Congrats...
A little too reasonable, but it turned out great, not detectable, and got the ball rolling with springtime work as well...

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