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Contractor not sending bill

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Posted by: from Winnipeg
12/18/2016 at 11:19:00 PM

Hi,

I had a job done at my house and was to pay in 3 payments. I made my first 2 and when the job was finished ask for my 3rd bill. It's been a year and a half since the job ended and I asked for the bill on more then one occation and he doesnt seem to want to get paid. I want to sell my house and don't want to leave with a bill.

Do I just right this guy off?

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Date/Time12/19/2016 at 11:59:03 AM

Yes, just right him off. 90% of the time that is more then reasonable enough time. If you really don't feel comfortable, seek advise from a real estate lawyer about disclosure and the possible sale of your house. Maybe you just have to write him a letter asking him to respond by a certain date and you will consider his last invoice his final and your house will soon be sold.

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Date/Time12/19/2016 at 8:02:14 PM

You don't say if the guy is still around. You need to establish that first. It also wouldn't hurt you to get some legal advice.

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Date/Time12/22/2016 at 12:14:31 AM

It is our understanding that the contractor can lean a property up to 45 days after work is complete and can sue for non payment up to 2 years after work is complete. Beyond that they have no recourse.

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