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-Could you explain your situation a little more?Do you have a written contract?
If so, is there anything in the contract as to what happens if the property is not retrieved and the work paid for?
Is the value of the property comparable to your fee?
Not sure if you received my reply or not. I have a written agreement. Cost of treatment was $1200, she paid a deposit of $200. Object will not be released until complete bill is paid. The object could potentially be worth many times this.
I do not have her address in order to send her a certified letter, just an email address and phone number. How can I legally notify her of either my small claims suit or the option of selling the piece at auction. Also, if I give the piece to a local museum instead of selling it, can I be sued for unjust enrichment?Thank you!
Will you be answering this? I can't tell.
Thank you so much. This has been very helpful.