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Anyone have a good collection notice letter?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by green-pa, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 733

    Does anyone have a good simple collection notice letter I could send out? I have 2 customers that owe me back money for over a month now and neither has called me back on my messages to let me know what's going on and don't answer when I call. I'm hoping with a simple letter I could collect. I hate getting ripped so if at all possible I think it's only fair on my part that I do all I can ( within reason ) to get my pay for work done. It's not that much, but it's just the principle of it!
  2. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 733

    This drought has really got me anxious about these 2. It's not too much but does anyone have a letter they could copy or attatch? Just trying to save time and u guys probably have something more tried and true than I would come up with myself.
  3. Bigray

    Bigray LawnSite Member
    Posts: 140

    1) Sorry We Could Not Talk To You On The Phone Today But You Are Past Due $______________ As Of This Date _____ Please Send Us A Check For The Full Amount or Call Me At: 123-456-5678

    Thank You,


    i call this the sorry letter!
    i also have a demand & statement letter's.
  4. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

  5. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    I've never mailed anything, I go knock-knock on the door. Never stepped off the front porch yet, without payment in full. Only had to do it twice, but each time was a pleasant conversation, usually the customer just 'forgot to send it', or 'wont get paid until next week, but if I write you a check....'. Sure, I'll hold a check, for as long as it will take me to get to the bank.
  6. lawnboy858

    lawnboy858 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 344

    i know what your going through. i have one customer that i can never reach and to the moment owes me 225.00. @25 a cut. I just mailed them an invoice, and if they don't pay within a week or two i'm sending a final notice saying that i am going to stop cutting the grass until i receive payment. its frustrating...
  7. FoxLawnCare

    FoxLawnCare LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 5

    i have one whats your email
  8. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 511

    Do a search on it. I ran across a great one a while ago. I made a note when I need it I will go back to it.

    Good luck
  9. Tom c.

    Tom c. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 218

    If they dont pay tell them youll return them theyre grass!!!!
  10. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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