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Old 04-22-2013, 09:52 PM
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My original comment was directed to Jvans post where he said he liened a FL and a PA property. You may be able to do it in FL, but not in PA. You are right in FL, PA is behind the times on many things. Our local police cannot even use radar. You should be able to lien for landscape work, but you cant.
Right and as I was saying you CAN'T LEGALLY lien a property in FL for landscaping "services" just the same as PA.

He might have gotten away with filing the liens but they weren't valid.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:11 PM
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I bill the 1st of month of service (unless it's by the cut, that is at month end - due by 15th), due at the end of the month. I do have a couple of known stragglers, so I nudge them by showing the month past due and current month, hoping they realize how it effects me paying MY expenses. It's not billing in arrears and I'm not sure if I should consider it advance billing, so I made up my own "current month billing", it's worked for me for the past year, the last 11 years have been arrears and this is easier for some reason.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:15 PM
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Right and as I was saying you CAN'T LEGALLY lien a property in FL for landscaping "services" just the same as PA.

He might have gotten away with filing the liens but they weren't valid.
Some I know have THREATENED liens and were paid for their work, I have only had two, but sent both a certified collection letter, with their property's parcel id (through the county website) and advised if I am not paid within 10 days of receipt of said letter, I will have no choice but submit a claim through small claims court. Yes, that would cost me, IF they didn't pay (they both paid), and if I were awarded in court, they would be responsible to pay court costs as well. We work hard and should be paid for our services rendered!
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:38 PM
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See the way our billing works we don't have to chase money or worry about small claims court, threatening liens or lawsuits. I like it that way.
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:52 PM
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Right and as I was saying you CAN'T LEGALLY lien a property in FL for landscaping "services" just the same as PA.

He might have gotten away with filing the liens but they weren't valid.
Whether its legal according to the regulations or not I'm not going to debate. But I can tell you I have not only put liens on properties for unpaid maintenance work, I had a bank call me a year and half after one I forgot about....they needed me to come pick up my check and sign off on the lien because they couldn't close the loan unless I did.
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:27 PM
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Whether its legal according to the regulations or not I'm not going to debate. But I can tell you I have not only put liens on properties for unpaid maintenance work, I had a bank call me a year and half after one I forgot about....they needed me to come pick up my check and sign off on the lien because they couldn't close the loan unless I did.
More than likely cheaper to pay it than fight it. Either way it's a moot point for me as I don't have to deal with it.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:54 PM
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Whoops, Happy Days, are you in the Clay County area? There is a service in my are wi.

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I bill the 1st of month of service (unless it's by the cut, that is at month end - due by 15th), due at the end of the month. I do have a couple of known stragglers, so I nudge them by showing the month past due and current month, hoping they realize how it effects me paying MY expenses. It's not billing in arrears and I'm not sure if I should consider it advance billing, so I made up my own "current month billing", it's worked for me for the past year, the last 11 years have been arrears and this is easier for some reason.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:59 PM
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Hey Happy Days, do you service Clay County?
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:25 AM
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Hey Happy Days, do you service Clay County?
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Charlotte County - sorry!!
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:04 AM
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I'm slowly branching away from my dad's business, and i have people pay either the 1st of the month for entire month or have them pay per cut, text or call day before i go, leave it somewhere, if they aren't home, and then go from there, if they want monthly service, give monthly price, some want to pay and be done til 1st and others will just leave it or give as see you when 2nd cut.
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