I would agree on being assertive and polite and not trying to cover it up, which could make a bigger mess and a potential lawsuit. As for the Luck of working with someone you don't need a contract, yes, that's awesome, but when you get down to it, always cover yourself! They may be legit one project, but you could have an issue with another. And if later you try and say "here's my contract" and they say "We didn't have to sign one before" things get messy. ALWAYS be consistent and whether or not the details are in this contract, add it to the next in a bit more detail. Like one of you guys said before 1/2 a page usually turns to about 12 with experience.Kam, not to sidetrack the thread, but as an example - I am currenty doing an $80,000 reno for a great, repeat customer. No contract. It's cost plus. They give me money, I work.
These are the best kind of clients. Requires trust, but the hell with the ones who make your life a misery.
Just tell this guy what's got to be done, be assertive but polite. If he has half a brain he may realize that he is lucky to have a contractor that knows and is willing to do things right, rather than just cover it up.
Great point! Wonder why none of us thought of that? Unless he doesn't plan on selling it? Though, my question to the HO is, if you find termites, don't you WANT to fix that problem?! Termites are no joke...or maybe he hopes "out of sight, out of mind"?Remind the customer if he doesn't want to fix the termite damage, he is required to disclose that the house has termite damage when he goes to sell it...may help change his mind.
Ok, I stand corrected on the cut framing. I don't see anything rotted except maybe a sill plate.
That ain't a whole days laborOk, I stand corrected on the cut framing. I don't see anything rotted except maybe a sill plate.
I don't know about you but if all that stood in the way of collecting payment was a day's labor and $100.00 worth of lumber I would make it happen no question. Much cheaper than complaining about it or getting sued over it.
Agreed. I know no one likes to cave to the client, but if this is the only thing standing in your way, just have the owner sign a paper that he wanted you to cover it and move on. Make two copies of the agreement, both sign and date in red ink and forget about it. Can't fix stupid.Jaws said:That ain't a whole days labor
Is a certified letter to the homeowner good enough here...
They've expressed in an email that they don't intend to pay. Can I draft a letter stating we lost faith in their willingness or ability to pay and therefore are not going to continue to work until that faith is restored?
Or do we have to finish