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Old 09-05-2014, 11:27 AM   #61
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Wait............ did he just say the guy doesn't own the property? Then who does? Do they know about the lien about to be put in their property? Lol
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Old 12-20-2014, 12:56 PM   #62
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I'm really curious what has happened with this!
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Old 12-20-2014, 03:15 PM   #63
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I know right.......you can't just see half a train wreck
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Old 12-20-2014, 04:34 PM   #64
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We all learned on jobs like yours. I posted this at Electrician Talk for a similar thread and will add that I handle special orders like change orders...100% in advance before the order is placed:

Keep the money ahead of the job, commonly called front-loading. The advance payment covers the materials and labor to rough. The rough payment covers all job costs. The final is no more than net profit and usually so small that it is not worth the effort to negotiate. If the final is not paid, there is no warranty on the entire job, as your contract should stipulate.

On change orders it is 100% in advance before the change is installed. If you install changes without a signed contract and advance payment you are putting yourself in the weakest position for negotiating.
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I'm sorry for your situation, but I have to say that until I have my first bad client, I believe that bad clients are the fault of the contractor. You need to better qualify, shorten and simplify your contract, and make sure everything is completely clear before starting work.
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I'm sorry for your situation, but I have to say that until I have my first bad client, I believe that bad clients are the fault of the contractor. You need to better qualify, shorten and simplify your contract, and make sure everything is completely clear before starting work.
Hope it doesn't happen to you..
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I hate it when these stories don't have an ending, would love to know how this turned out!

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