Begin "Operation Mechanic's Lein."
Most of the time, and I say this loosely, a simple preliminary lien notice let's them know you are serious about this, even for 3000.00. People are very touchy when it comes to a lien on their property. Also I have to ask did you have a contract, doesn't mean you can't file a lien but it probably means you won't be able to collect. She may not know this rule and as long as she thinks you are filing a lien it might do the trick.T-towngirl said:Thanks I will go and do that for sure. problem is in passing conversation found out her house is paid for so probably won't see money from that anytime soon. I'm screwed for now aren't I?
This is good, you are already a notch above most who come on here looking for help.T-towngirl said:Yes I have a contract w $ upfront, $ at 50% completion and final pmt. I only received first payment
Doesn't matter everything you agreed on should be in your bill. Don't start leaving things out because you think you can't legally collect. She will smell it and gain confidence, to not pay you anything. Just my two cents on all this. Good luck!T-towngirl said:BUT. I forgot to amend it for the materials she said she was providing and I picked up for her. I just added it to final invoice but didn't put it in contract