In April, a lady called us about mowing her property. We told here several times that we were not accepting any new accounts at the moment. She went on to say but this is so-in-so's old house that you use to mow and you also do the yard behind us. She said the house is for sale and they are moving to another state. We finally agreed to do it. Two days later, I arrive at the property and discover that the lawn hasn't been mowed or any leaves been picked up since I was there last for the old owner. This customer has not touched a thing outside since last october when they moved in. I went to the door but no one was home so I went ahead and mowed the lawn. Its a small yard with a fenced it back yard but a ton of leaves. All I had on the trailer was the walker and 21" proline. I finished the property (last on of the day/ heading to the compost area) in 1hr. (Seven hoppers full in the walker). I thought wow this customer just got a bargin, lawn mowed plus leaf job all for $25. After five more mowings the house sold. We submitted a bill on may 1 and now its the middle of may and we have heard nothing. We submit the final bill for six mowing for a total of $150. The customer calls us and says that she isn't going to pay. She says that she only wanted it mowed one time. She says she will pay $25. I asked did you tell us it was a one time mow only. She said no I thought you would have known that. She said by the way when you were here the first time you left the gutter off and flooded the basement, your lucky to get anything. That was not true, the gutter was put back into place, but the gutters are so full the they wouldn't drain. The lady sent us a check for $25. We never cashed it, this still just pisses me off we made sure that property was pristine, she just brushes us under the rug. Moral of the story, be very cautious ever doing any work for a new customer that is moving out of the area. Over the last eight years we have had only 3 no pays. Guess what? All were people that had their house up for sale and moved.