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Yes, we have thought about looking into placing a lien on their property. I have to get on our County website to get all the legal description etc on the property and find out how much is involved to place the lien. Depends on the cost as to whether that would be a worthwhile option.
Billz...that is alot of money owed to you!! Ours is nowheres near that amount. We have found that for the past few months, customers are reallyyyyy slow paying. This is our 1st year experiencing the slow paying.
I have never had to take anyone to small claims court. I lost $80 last year for the first time ever...she filed bankruptcy and had her house forclosed on... there was really no way to get that money...I had to send 3 letters last year explaining that we would wait until their last bill was 90 days late, gave that date, and told them that was the exact date we would be filing in small claims court. We got all our money from them, but didn't offer any of them service this year. I will have to do the same this year too, it looks like. Some of the customers who owe have been with me for 4 years, with no problems ever...I just sent letters to all explaining that if they would only call us and lket us know their intentions, we would make payment arrangements with them...that was last Monday, 1 week later, no calls or checks!
I know how you feel, in the summer months is was about one or two customers that have never paid on time and now it seem that just about everyone is late and I'm always checking the mail box too... I thing that the custmoer think that they are only the one that have bills to pay and with the hoildays coming up it is getting harder to collect and bills are pileing up too. I thinking about going to a collection agent
We have no idea. He never indicated there was any problem. He had contacted us to mow his lawn until he bought his own mower. We mowed it 3 times and then he called us and said he bought his own mower we didn't need to mow any longer. When we billed him, he said he didn't remember us mowing it so that's why he didn't pay us. then we received the payment yesterday. Who knows why he put that comment "You're Fired"!!! Some customers you just don't understand them.