It was a landscape contract with the homeowner's association. The original contract was from November 2006 to November 2007. In February 2008 he sent new contract with a $100 increase for the new year long contract. No communication from any member of the HOA board until he went to pick up his check and was presented with this document which says the following:
Although I am receiving a check from HOA for $1100 for landscape maintenance performed during the month of March 2008, it is understood that this is not an acceptance of an annual maintenance contract for the 12 months including and following March 2008 is later signed for a monthly payment of less than $1100/month, an amount equal to the difference shall be withheld from future monthly payment(s) on a schedule to be determined by the HOA Board of Directors
Further I agree to provide, to the best of my ability, a detailed description of the maintenance activities I will be providing in March 2008 to the HOA by March 15, 2008.
Unfortunately, his first job doesn't pay a lot so this money pays his rent--he lives in Redmond, WA. Therefore, he depends on this money and when he was approached with this document, which the HOA would never have given to anyone else, he signed it as he needed his check for rent which was due on March 4, 2008--he picked up the check on 3/3/08. I believe he was bullied and intimidated into signing the document and he needed his rent money--they knew this and that's why they did this--they had approximately one month to call a meeting with him to discuss the new contract and never did. I am sure it took them longer to come up with the wording of this document than to have a meeting with him. All work was performed satisfactorily and if it wasn't then they should have terminated his services, but continuing to pay him, they agreed his work was satisfactory.
Now with the termination of his services--the original contract had a 30-day notice for both parties--he is out $1100 for the month of June 2008. Since an annual meeting in 3/08, the HOA Board was intent on terminating his contract as they had put the contract for landscape services out to bid and did not include him in the bidding process.
If the original intent was to terminate his services, why not send termination notice on 5/1/08 effective on 6/1/08.
If you would like further informatin, please call me at xxx xxx xxxx--my name is XXXXX XXXXX writing on behalf of my son.