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I have a contractor trying to collect for service

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I have a contractor trying to collect for service never rendered. Don''t they need to have a signed authorization to start any job or/and a completion? I received a demand for payment in my mailbox. I called them and they state it was my property. No proof of the work done. They send an invoice with the demand.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  rvlaw replied 9 years ago.


There is no requirement of a writing. If you entered an oral contract, it is binding. That said, if you have a dispute about the quality of the work; the conformity to specs, etc...that's another issue. But it you in fact retained this contractor, you must address the issue. He can put a mechanic's lien on your house and/or sue you for money he claims is due.


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