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Neighbor mows lawns

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gglawns, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. gglawns

    gglawns LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 38

    I show up to 3 of my accounts today that are all right in a row. Turns out the neighbor across the street mowed two of them the day before with his homeowner z. He cut them so short that it scalped everywhere there was a bump and he left mud tracks all over the driveway. So when I show up the clients say oh it doesn't need cut this week so and so cut it. What would you do?
  2. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    Tell em to enjoy their new lawn service.
  3. gorknoids

    gorknoids LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    Bill them.
  4. Cigarcop

    Cigarcop LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    I agree that you should bill them because they should have contacted you and advised the lawn had been cut by them or someone else. You drove out there now they MUST pay.

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 834

    Go put a beat-down on the neighbor.
  6. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    I had a neighbor mow one of my accounts once. I mowed it anyways, and billed the normal amount. Never recieved any complaints.
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Exactly what I was thinking...I would be pissed off big time.
  8. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    if it was me i would take them the copy of their contract with me and remind them of number 16.

    16.If contractor arrives at customer’s property to service lawn, but work is not needed due to service being performed by party other than contractor, this service agreement will be cancelled. Contractor will then charge customer regular service charge for work contractor arrived to do.
  9. wowlawncare

    wowlawncare LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Messages: 62

    EXACTLY. and walk away with a smile and go get another yard.
  10. Sir mowsalot

    Sir mowsalot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 310

    ^5 brother. right answer

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