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Old 06-02-2009, 09:27 PM   #21
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California law I can only take $1000 down or 10% if job is under $10k. I got a check for $5k when I delivered first load of base. Contract is 10k more on final load of base. 20K upon ordering of pavers 8k when halfway installed and 8k upon completion. Not in over my head but I can lose about $18-20k profit or more based on additional sq ft.
It seems to me like if the state is going to dictate your payment terms then California should collect the money for you if that becomes a problem.

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Old 06-03-2009, 02:53 PM   #22
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Stop talking to the Homeowner and go talk to your lawyer, direct all communications through his office, stop asking them to do what they said they would do when they signed the contract, SAY IT IN COURT. d55
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Meeting Lawyer in morning got all my documents ready for him. Stupid lady is telling me she cant afford me anymore and even if I finished she would not have the money. I think she is trying to intimidate me to back off job or lower my price to $2 a foot to match the Hacks price and she will buy all material. I tried everything today to work things out offering to write change order to spread out payments so they are not as much. Not trying to battle I explained just got to get paid on the contract. She just says I have no money. I will post pics of house she is building and you guys can see if she has money. You can see Torrance beach to San Pedro harbor from her view one of best views in PVE.
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:12 PM   #25
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F dat Bi*ch. you have a contract. Finish your contract or if she doesn't allow you to finish sue her a**. You have a legally binding contract and are deserving of your expected gross profit on the completed job.

If per se you bid the job at 50K and your costs were 25K you would have an expected gross profit of 25K.

She gets someone to do it for 10K and you haven't started sue her for the 25K you lost( your expected profit). As far as lowering your price after the fact that is Bulls*ht. Lien the house and forclose on the lien. Watch how fast you get paid.
That is the correct answer for what you can sue for, unless the State you are in allows double or treble damages.

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Met with Lawyer this morning and paid all court costs and fees to file lien. He said I have solid case and can put a lien for the work performed and file for a judgement on projected profit. Said it might take some time but with contract signed I cant really lose. Good thing is I think she owns lot outright and wants to pull a mortgage once she gets final inspection for occupancy. If Lien is in place she cant get the mortgage with lien on property.
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Met with Lawyer this morning and paid all court costs and fees to file lien. He said I have solid case and can put a lien for the work performed and file for a judgement on projected profit. Said it might take some time but with contract signed I cant really lose. Good thing is I think she owns lot outright and wants to pull a mortgage once she gets final inspection for occupancy. If Lien is in place she cant get the mortgage with lien on property.

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Realize that now you have filed a lien she is going to be really pissed off, expect the phone call which will either be yelling and screaming or sobbing, either way, don't communicate with her, hang up, let the lawyer you hired do the work from here on out.

It sounds slam dunk.
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Keep us posted man =)

She is no dif than any other with money.. The more they have, the more power they "think" they have.

I hope you nail her to the fkn wall.

I hope this new AT Law out here in PA doesnt fk contractors when it comes to dealing with issues like this.

On the flip side tho... anyone doing over 5k work to residentials annually without required insurance + AT registration is now concidered a Felon. I hope it gets rid of the flybynights and 2 can college boys with a ladder.
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Yes,keep us posted.It is good to hear when things like this work out for the good guy's.........that would be us....lol

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