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I have terms and conditions listed on my estimates and I use estimates as a contract for the residential service work that I do. The customer agrees and signs it before I do the work. One of the terms that is at the top of the front page is "Payment due upon completion of work".

I have never had a problem with this. Everyone pays when we finish. The only exceptions are when working for a condo association or something like the or when the customer isn't home when we finish. That is understandable.

Today after finishing up a service change, the customer had his wife give me a check for 1/3 the job amount. 1/3 was given up front as a deposit. She said that her husband wanted to leave the final third until after the inspection.

Is it wrong for me to not be happy with this?
 

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I have terms and conditions listed on my estimates and I use estimates as a contract for the residential service work that I do. The customer agrees and signs it before I do the work. One of the terms that is at the top of the front page is "Payment due upon completion of work".

I have never had a problem with this. Everyone pays when we finish. The only exceptions are when working for a condo association or something like the or when the customer isn't home when we finish. That is understandable.

Today after finishing up a service change, the customer had his wife give me a check for 1/3 the job amount. 1/3 was given up front as a deposit. She said that her husband wanted to leave the final third until after the inspection.

Is it wrong for me to not be happy with this?
What is the definition of "Completion of work"?
When you get in the work truck and leave after completing your work.
Or, when the inspector signs off on your work?
 

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One of the terms that is at the top of the front page is "Payment due upon completion of work".


Is it wrong for me to not be happy with this?

It looks like its spelled out that you should get paid when youre done.

But, if you did the work for me, I would want to make sure your work was signed off.

So, I really didn't give you an answer.:laughing:
 
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It was really cold today and maybe I am just being pissy.

I just don't like other people setting my terms. If he didn't want to pay until after inspection he should have brought that up when signing the contract.
 
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