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i am a small business owner...floor coverings..i made an error in installing the homeowners hardwood flooring, and have said i would replace the floor at my expense. OK.
i have agreed on the larger part of the dollar amount he has asked for, but i do not agree with a smaller amount he has included in his request.Can you clarify what these "requests" are? can i take to small claims and ask that i not pay this additional amount, $ 700.00. the total amount the homeowner is asking is a little more than $ 13,000.00. I am confused why are "paying" anything, as opposed to just fixing it yourself. Can you clarify?
in my opinion the homeowner is just controlling and getting a a little greedy in his requests for the additional $ 700.00 and is almost " defying " me not to agree to this unwarrented amount. ( my opinion). Have you been paid yet for all or part of the job?
also, if he consults or brings with him to court,an attorney, and the court rules in his favor, am i responsible the his attorney fees ? Generally not, no, unless it was in your written contract that winner of a court case also wins attorneys fees.
Optional Information: Country relating to Question: United StatesState (if USA): CaliforniaWhat have you tried so far?: trying to be reasonable, respectful and fair in bringing the matter to a conclusion. the homeowner is so arrogant and controlling he will not agree to anything except his idea, One thing to consider is WHO actually has the control a right now. We can determine more once you answer the above questions, OK?
and has stepped in front of and stopped any attempt i have proposed to bring this to a conclusion. Some people consider kindness and respect as signs of weakness. Of course he is wrong to think that and presume he can trample you and rip you off more than the error you made warranted. But again, if you can answer the above, I can more accurate answer.
I'M TRYING..PLEASE BE PATIENT AND REPLY WILL FOLLOW...THANK YOU
THE $ 700.00 he has " tacked on " to clean and touch up paint if the shop he has chosen to install the floor does in fact mess it up.
i tried to repair it once with the understanding i would replace the floor at my expense if the repair was not succesful. the repair was not. now he will not let me replace it and has chosen a different company to replace it.
i have not paid anything though i did e-mail him and agreed to all but the $ 700.00. and stated that i was not respoonlsible for the careless work of the other installers whom i have no control of.
this e-mail was sent friday 13th. and i have not heard back from him.
i tried to repair it once with the understanding i would replace the floor at my expense if the repair was not succesful. Yes, you are allowing HIM to replace the floor with a company of his choosing. That is very gracious of you.
the repair was not. now he will not let me replace it and has chosen a different company to replace it. OK, I understand. He has lost faith in you. It happens.
i have not paid anything though i did e-mail him and agreed to all but the $ 700.00. and stated that i was not NOT? Or he says you ARE, right? Of course that is not true.respoonlsible for the careless work of the other installers whom i have no control of.
i am totally ok with the estimate, though it is somewhat inflated also, as the homeowner has stated "he" is the one to do the work, with no competive bids. so i am only opposed to the arrogant demand for the $700.00 he has tacked on for something i feel i am not responsibe for and is arrogant enough to demand i pay. the mosts arrogant and controlling individual i have had the misfortune to deal with in my 48 years of licensed flooring business. i still do all my own work, on a part time basis, as i am not happy being off all the time.
yes i have been paid in full. thank you
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alexia esq. i thank you very much. you have answered all my questions and added some additional advice that i appreciatel..i'll sign off now. except for the additional $ I am responsible for.
keith anders bonanza floors ccl # XXXXX since 1965
thank you ! bye bye keith
SORRY ALEXIA ESQ. I " LOST " THE SCREEN BUT I THINK I RECOVERED IT JUST PRIOR TO YOUR E-MAIL AND I GAVE IT A WELL DESERVED " EXCELLANT " RATING. THANKS AGAIN, KEITH
ALEXIA ESQ. ONLY ! ARE YOU IN TODAY. MONDAY 9-16- 12:33 my local time..if so.. i received an e-mail fron the homeowner and have a couple questions for clarification..thanks, keith anders
HELLO ALEXIA ESQ. I'M GLAD YOU ARE BACK. I GOT AN E-MAIL BACK FROM THE HOMEOWNER..SO I HAVE A COUPLE QUESTIONS
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