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Posted by: from Mississauga
3/13/2009 at 11:36:55 PM

Without a copy of a signed contract, should payment be made to the contrator after work is completed?

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Bill from Bill Carr Renovations in Baltimore
Date/Time3/14/2009 at 7:09:49 PM

Hi Donna- if all is well & the client is happy- pay the contractor. A lot of contractors, particularly smaller ones, do not work with signed contracts, but will assume the quote or estimate to be binding. That is if the job is smaller in scale- say a small bath reno or drywall repairs, small decks, handy work, etc. Larger jobs should have a contract signed by both parties and all additional work should be noted on a seperate invoice.

Bottom line- it does not matter the particulars- if hes finished & you're happy- pay him.

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Paige Residential in Barrie
Date/Time3/15/2009 at 12:23:35 PM

I believe that there should be something outlining the perticulars of the project even as simple as a "satisfactory sign off" Acknowledged by both parties. If you dont get something from the contractor now, you may never once he is paid.

This works for the contractor as well.

This gives him incentive to complete his paperwork and provide it to you before final payment.

"GET THE PAPERWORK"

David

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Tradesmen in Georgetown
Date/Time3/16/2009 at 9:45:06 PM

Hi Donna,

What is the story here? Are you not satisfied with the work? Do you not have a copy of the contract and or is the contractor no willing to provide it to you? Either way, if you know the work is completed and to your satisfaction, then why not pay the contractor?

Has this contractor done something that makes you not want to pay him or are you not wanting to pay him period? shed some light for me if you could please. Thanks.

Brad

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