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nogo1024

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Hi there,

I own a carpet cleaning company in AK. An electrician that i used to know, hit the sprinkler pipe while he was working on electric works in commercial building. A lot of water came out from the pipe and he called me to help out to extract water. And it's been more than 10 months and he's still not paying for it even though it already received money from his business insurance company based on my invoice. (I helped him out a lot to get the money from his insurance company and the amount of my invoice is about $1400) And i believe there are few options that i can take.

1. Taking him to court, Small Claim (It works but bothers me and is annoying)
2. File a claim on his bond
3. Transfer the debt to collection agent

Not sure if there's another one. My questions is, the bond. How do i know if he has a bond? Is there any way to search it? If i ask him, i'm sure he would not let me know.

Please help me! Thanks :)
 

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Talk to his insurance company about filing insurance fraud charges against him since he got paid from them and didnt pay you (gray area), file a lien on the building the work was done in then file suit in small claims (best option). Find him out one day and beat the ever loving shit out of him till you feel youve givin 1400 dollars worth of an ass whooping lol (just kidding on the last one) (not really lol)
 

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Talk to his insurance company about filing insurance fraud charges against him since he got paid from them and didnt pay you (gray area), file a lien on the building the work was done in then file suit in small claims (best option). Find him out one day and beat the ever loving shit out of him till you feel youve givin 1400 dollars worth of an ass whooping lol (just kidding on the last one) (not really lol)
Lien is too late isn’t it?

My state it has to be done within 25 days of doing work max
 

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Luky

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Hi there,

I own a carpet cleaning company in AK. An electrician that i used to know, hit the sprinkler pipe while he was working on electric works in commercial building. A lot of water came out from the pipe and he called me to help out to extract water. And it's been more than 10 months and he's still not paying for it even though it already received money from his business insurance company based on my invoice. (I helped him out a lot to get the money from his insurance company and the amount of my invoice is about $1400) And i believe there are few options that i can take.

1. Taking him to court, Small Claim (It works but bothers me and is annoying)
2. File a claim on his bond
3. Transfer the debt to collection agent

Not sure if there's another one. My questions is, the bond. How do i know if he has a bond? Is there any way to search it? If i ask him, i'm sure he would not let me know.

Please help me! Thanks :)
Were you able to contact him and talk to him in person once or twice? Did you pay him a visit? It's been 10 months, maybe he simply forgot. Take all the paperwork with you and approach him. Write him a letter stating that you want to resolve matters amicably, before you turn to your legal team. 10 months is long period of time, but it's still your money. Don't go about it with threatening attitude, just state the facts and make sure that other party learns an implication of the actions you're about to take.
Keep us posted
 

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Were you able to contact him and talk to him in person once or twice? Did you pay him a visit? It's been 10 months, maybe he simply forgot. Take all the paperwork with you and approach him. Write him a letter stating that you want to resolve matters amicably, before you turn to your legal team. 10 months is long period of time, but it's still your money. Don't go about it with threatening attitude, just state the facts and make sure that other party learns an implication of the actions you're about to take.
Keep us posted
Luky, you somken crack? The guy has no intent in paying him. You been watching your kids Alice in wonderland videos. Seriously dude what world you liven in lol?
 
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Luky

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Luky, you somken crack? The guy has no intent in paying him. You been watching your kids Alice in wonderland videos. Seriously dude what world you liven in lol?
I read @ nogo post over and over and I didn't see any action has been taken prior asking for advice. In the world where carpet cleaners are embarrased to contact their customers to solicit more business is nothing uncommon to be afraid to ask for the money owed. And repeat business is not right, it is a privilege.
Do you have any advice for @nogo 1024 ?