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late fee is a beautiful thing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    thanks for all the advice on getting customers to pay, and on time. since ive added a late fee in my contracts, i have not had even one person a day late on paying their bill. thanks again
  2. TOSLC

    TOSLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 175

    I've got a late fee, and I still have one account late every month! To make matters worse it's my aunt. I raised her rate by 20% this year, so hopefully that will encourage her to pay on time. I charge a 10% late fee,on the amount that's late, so the amount for the late fee will be more!
  3. Krimick

    Krimick LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    Man, you charge late fees to your Aunt ! ;) I think I know whose not going to be named in the will.... ;)
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    better get it now, she's definately not going to include you.
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Raised her rate by 20%! You're a helluva nephew. Guess who she won't be inviting over for sunday dinner. LOL
  6. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    on behalf of all the sweet little old aunts everywhere, shame on you! my aunt asked me to cut her lawn one time cus hubby was sick, i didnt charge a nickle, and i ran when she tried to force money on me, tisk tisk. guess i lost my title as "the most heartless lawn man"
  7. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491


    You go guy!!!! Tell'm you're in business to make money, not friends.
  8. SLS

    SLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mars
    Messages: 1,540

    Hey! Give TOSLC a chance to defend himself.

    For all we know this may be a case of the classic "cranky, grumpy, mean 'ol aunt from hell" he is dealing with here.

  9. gslam88

    gslam88 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    Well I guess there goes any shot of an inheritance for you then,

    But be careful on the wording on your late fee, remember that if you not a financial institution you can not charges fees.... hopefully you don't find out the hard way in court.... as some others have...... just my .02. ......... .

    :blob3: :blob1: :blob4:
  10. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    gslam, i was waiting for someone to say that. and, the wording is, "if your payment is not recieved by the last day of the month, it will be considered late, and a 3% late fee may be applied...." now, as long as i never actually charge the late fee, im ok. it seems though just having it there helps.

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