Contractor Repos/Destroys Tile Work for Non-payment

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  1. Smokes Red Belt

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    Lady paid 3k but was holding out on the rest of the 7k payment til he was done but he felt she was never gonna pay him, so he took back his work.
     
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    What a waste of time and resources.

    Could have taken her to court instead.
     
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    He has my sympathies because yes he is relying on this to feed his family etc

    I can't see this helping him in any way, other than venting his frustrations for five minutes to spite her.

    He doesn't get his money, he gets displayed as a loose cannon and some fucked up tribunal could make him repair it or pay for repairs...

    entertaining enough though
     
  5. Provocateur Red Belt

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    So what did she get for $3k then?
     
  6. MichiganMMA1978 Brown Belt

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    A bit of an overreaction if he hadn't completed the job.
    Most likely the first 3k was actually for the materials he just broke. Thinking it won't go well for him in court
     
  7. Rholk Green Belt

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    People that refuse to pay contractors are a scourge,
    that beeing said in this case i saw some photos of the bathroom before he destroyed it, it was utter shit and i wouldn't have paid for it either
     
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    That dude has 5 round, championship cardio. Also, I don’t blame him one bit.
     
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    We need escrow companies to handle contractor transactions.

    Too much money on the line.

    Give the contractor money up front and he disappears on you.

    But if he lets people pay afterwards then they screw him over and don't pay.

    There needs to be a better system
     
  10. djacobox372 Steel Belt

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    What sort of contractor does work without getting paid first?

    Idiot.
     
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    This isnt gonna look good on his Thumbtack profile
     
  12. 560ti Brown Belt

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    Um most of them ? (in the US it's pretty standard). Projects that are 2 days or less almost always charge 100% after the job is done (basic plumbing, electrical work, handyman projects).

    Remodeling projects (anywhere from weeks to maybe a couple months) it's pretty standard to do what happened in the OP (down payment and then payments as the project goes on).

    My brothers garage conversion which he just finished was 30% of the money to start, another 30% once the drywall was up, and then the remaining 40% when paint, trim, and outlets where installed.
     
  13. Spounman Black Belt

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    I've heard of similar things happening with contractors affiliated with the hells angels
     
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    <{hughesimpress}>

    Kinda comes across like a crackhead. Who knows what the actual arrangement was here?
     
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    Relying on a renter to access the house, oof. Borderline B&E. This dude is legally fucked, all for a temper tantrum.
     
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    This happened to me during the middle of a haircut. I paid $10 and told the guy I didn't have the full amount so the dickhead snuck into my home while I was sleeping and proceeded to shave my head
     
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    Heard about this on my drive into work. Some guy from portland is going head out and fix it for her, apparently.

    Usually not a fan of dicking contractors, but in this case.......i did better work on my folks rentals when I was fucking 12.
     
  19. ookii Red Belt

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    Project does come off as incomplete because there was grout almost everywhere and some uneven tiles. He could have easily cleaned up the grout although the uneven tiles would have taken much more of his time.
     
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    Well he just handed her a victory in a lawsuit.

    In a contract for services that require performance, the party that contracted for work to be done can withhold payment pending a reasonable belief that the performance is defective or cannot be completed as promised. This requires the other party to give assurance (which really only requires the performer to make an adequate case that he will be able to complete as promised).

    In a nutshell, if you can reasonably claim that the job you hired a contractor to perform will not be up to your contracted standard, you can withhold payment until they show otherwise. Now the gal's lawyers are already making that claim; that the work was shoddy, that he had failed to gather the materials he said he would, and that she was genuinely concerned he couldn't finish the work as promised. Now his rebuttal will have to include that he got pissed and said fuck it and took a sledgehammer to his previous work.
     

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