Contractor not invoicing

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Posted by: from Selkirk
5/24/2017 at 6:33:07 PM


We hired a GC last fall to replace the entire roof section. He gave us a written estimate on which we agreed. We split the total costs in 4 payments. We paid him 3 payments in cheques already.

We asked him that we would like to have a final invoice from him, with the description of work done (like how many sqft of shingles, how many trusses, what kind of spray foam).

Now, 7 months later, he does not send us a invoice, he just wants to collect the last pay cheque. Can't we not expect to get a proper articulated invoice?

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Traivis from TJS Exteriors in Edmonton
Date/Time5/24/2017 at 9:18:12 PM

In theory you have every right to demand your invoice. Contact a lawyer and withhold payment until an invoice is provided.

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Date/Time5/24/2017 at 9:24:23 PM


These as followed should have been indicated in the first estimate received from the contractor.

When the first initial measurements are done the following square footage should have indicated give or take on how much material is needed for the project. And the contractor should know what type of insulation he's going to use prior to the job being started. It is very important to get a properly detailed estimate before agreeing to sign any contract and making payment arrangement.

If you're getting the runaround and answers like "don't worry we'll take care of it ". Chances are you have chosen the wrong contractor!..

A professional contractor will always have a clear and detailed estimate in a self explanatory writing. You as a client have the right to hold the last payment up to 30 Days of receiving the final invoice.

My suggestion is that you speak to your contractor in regards to this matter stating that you would just like to have this information for your own records:)


Dominik zimny

Project and construction [email protected]

Sparrow Design build corp.

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Karl from KGR Renovations in Winnipeg
Date/Time5/24/2017 at 10:39:02 PM

Can't see why this should be a problem there should be a final invoice with the structured payments received. Materials used on the other hand (he supplied). Be good to know what type syrofoam was used. I'm guessing you picked the shingle color.

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Date/Time5/24/2017 at 10:57:49 PM

If I was in your situation, I would not pay until you, the customer, are satisfied with your service. End of story. There should be a higher level of professionalism to expect. Stick to your guns.

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Steve from Top Gun Roofing in Callander
Date/Time5/25/2017 at 11:35:53 AM

Sorry to hear that you are having issues with your GC. It is certainly not unreasonable to withhold payment until you receive a proper invoice from this company, and if he is a honest company he should have no problem with this agreement.

it is important for you to have this information for legal reasons, so you have in writing what work was completed in case problems arise in the future.

Good luck, I hope it all works out for you.

Steven Lamont

Owner - Top Gun Roofing

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