I tried to reach someone saturday aug. 18th but got no respomce. I'll try again perhaps I did some thing wrong. I hired a handy man to do yard work for me in april of this year. as of yet he has not done what I already paid him to do. I paid him $6200.00 by check.I have his name, address, and business licence number. what are my options? I've made several call to him with little to no results.
Country relating to Question: United StatesState (if USA): FloridaWhat have you tried so far?: calling to get him to do the work or refund my money. he has done neither.
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Good morning. Raise the stakes on him. You have civil and criminal recourse. On the civil side, a person in your position would want to send him a certified, return receipt requested letterdemanding that refund your money in total within a short specified period of time; and informthem that if such demand is not timely complied with, there will be no choicebut to file a suit against him for damages. The letter would want to make sureto specifically mention that this claim will be filed not only as a breach ofcontract case, but also as deceptive trade practice and fraud claims, which willentitle one to not only to actual damages, but also an additional amount equalto 3 times that as punitive damages. That should provide plenty of incentive tocomply with your demands; but, if it does not, a suit should be filed. With respect to the criminal side, you will also want to let him know you will be contacting the district attorney to investigate filing criminal fraud charges.
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