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Old 04-08-2013, 08:42 PM   #61
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If she doesn't have the money for the extras but wants them free? What store/company can do that?

Perhaps getting whatever money put into escrow that some independent party will payout upon completed steps can be arranged. Otherwise, I think your being played even and will eventually have spent even more time/money and THEN will get a lawyer.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:06 PM   #62
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Thank you for your advice everyone. Update., I spoke with the homeowner today. I explained her that we are running short of money and need approximately 10% more. I'm surprised how She reacted to it. Calmly, She said that the bank would not give her any more money. Which I did confirm that with the bank. She said that she did not have any money in your savings. She did mention me doing extra work for her for free. Which she would buy the materials for to help absorb the cost . i did catch her lying to me about a few things. The bank gave her a draw schedule. That she never introduced to me. I am just finding this out. I told her I would brainstorm tonight. And she should brainstorm also so that we can come up with a meet in the middle decision. That's where I am left right now

It doesn't sound like you consulted the lawyer....
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I did consult a lawyer. The lawyer advised me to try and work it out with her first.do You have any other advice?
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Get a new lawyer.
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How do you think it should be handled?
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Get a new lawyer.
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Do the Ben Franklin on it.

What will you gain or lose by going to court vs. working it out?

Sounds like her way of "working it out", is just digging a deeper hole to bury you in.

I wouldn't turn another screw for that lady until she coughed up 50% and signed off on at least another 25% of what you're owed.

P.S. Lawyers are expensive.

P.S.S. And they love things to be contentious. Sounds like yours isn't that bad.

Does she have a small, expensive, yippy little dog she adores, that you could kidnap for ransom? That would be my next move.
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what did the lawyer say about the point in the story when the HO came home with a bunch of material that was included in your scope of work?
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Actually yes she does have a dog small and yippie
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The lawyer stated that a judge would probably only award me markup and overhead costs on top of her material anyway. So he said it might not be that big of a contract breach
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I almost walked away from a job that was going the way you described- had it out, I said things I regretted. After the dust settled they just wanted there project finished and it was my fault there was confusion- it was my job to set the terms, contract, etc and explain it till they understood. I ended up finishing for way less than the job was worth but I learned a lesson- don't let misconceptions or misunderstandings go on hoping they will work themselves out- they don't.
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So your advice would be to continue to work it out?
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Has anyone used the "L" word. LIEN. That will get the banks attention.
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Sounds like she took your draws from the bank and blew it...


Maybe hide the dog at the banker's house
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No I haven't used that word. . Should I use that work with the bank? Or the homeowner?
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So your advice would be to continue to work it out?
That depends- do they have the $ to get done? If they can cover the material and bare min labor than ya work it out- its better to lose some $ than have someone out there telling everyone they meet how bad you suck.
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She claims that she has no money.
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She claims that she has no money.
Than your F'd
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Take credit cards...
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Lein.......lean is what he will be if he keeps this up.



I knew it......the yippy dog.

That does it for me. She has YOUR money somewhere.

Seriously though. If the only legal leg you have to stand on is markup on 10k of materials......you should try and work it out.

If I can guess what happened......there were conditions you let go without charges/amendments, change orders that never got written (verbal), and a host of other non-actionable missteps and allowances.

Work it out only if you think you can recoup some of your losses.......but for goodness sake, don't let it get worse.

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