Just a general question. I'm not talking about installs, but just general mowing. The reason I ask is I did an estimate for a vacant house and the guy lives two states away. The house had been broken into and was ransacked. Keep in mind this is a neighborhood where the homes are in the 175-250k range. Every other yard is beautifully landscaped. It is a very large property and hasn't been taken care of since August. I would be investing almost a day to get it under control. I asked for half down before I would start and he said he felt that was fair. Just wondering about you guys. Do you ever require a down payment for labor only jobs? I never even think about it on the small city lots and even a couple of the bigger jobs I've done. This just felt a little sketchy, but he said he would send me the money. I have learned to trust my gut and limit my losses.