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Old 12-15-2011, 03:31 PM
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do you guys ever consider getting a lien? i did a walkway once and got screwed but as soon a a lien was mentioned the person all of a sudden had money. It's the more legal way to go about things, i don't think and town or city looks at destroying something in someones property as a good way to handle business.
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:46 PM
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Turn it over to collections, get a lien, something! Videos like this do send a message, I will give them that, but I would never do it.
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:47 PM
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Any job we do that is over $1,000 we make them pay 50% up front. 1. This shows us that they actually might have the money.2. Lets them know we are serious and 3. $15,000 job I think I would want atleast 50% down to help pay for materials, that could break some people in this business!
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:15 PM
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I agree with finercuts.

15K is a lot of dough!! I wouldn't rest until i got my money. When i first read this i figured the guy took you for $400-$500, but 15K and all you did was round-up ballons? You must be rich to let that money go...But live and learn i suppose.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:21 PM
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Yea, file a lien. If he's lived in the house a long time and it's paid off, then you're first lienholder. If he doesn't pay in a reasonable amount of time (6 months), then you can foreclose legally as the first lienholder.

The thought of losing your home usually gets someone to act...
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:03 PM
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it was a matter of inexperience and trust in a crooked builder that cause me to loose that money. (no contract) Anyways it was YEARS ago, had i been a little older and smarter i would have done something different. But as they say, "you live and you learn". The job was $82,000. I was only paid for the original agreed work but we added $15,000 more which we were never paid for.
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