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Garden Pond Remover
Does anyone have experience in removing a garden pond?
I have a customer who was asking when I was doing other work there. They want the pond removed and have cut the liner to let the water out.
What else is involved in filling the hole besides the obvious (i.e. removing all vegetation, the pond liner, etc.)?
Lien On Home
Can a workman put a lien on your property after a verbal agreement?
We hired a worker to do a job on the exterior of our home verbally but he always made excuses why he couldn't do the job. Three weeks later he still hadn't started. Finally he promised to do it on a day this week but did not show up or call (weather was beautiful too so not that). When I called him asking him to see if he was still coming he didn't answer my calls. When he finally did he was very rude. He told me I should have known he wasn't coming because it had rained the night before (but it was sunny and warm and everything was dry that day) and he said he didn't have to call to let me know and he talked down to me.
So my husband and I decided we wanted to do 3/4 of the job ourselves as by this time it had been a month since we hired him to do it. And we were going to use someone else for the harder parts. Well we let this worker know and he said that he was still doing the job and that if we took him off he would put a lien on the house as we had a verbal agreement. But he never did any work. He said he was suing us too? I really don't want to work with this creepy nasty man.
Can he really do this? He did help us get a discount on materials but it was really not one when we compared prices and we haven't used them yet. So my husband returned to the store and asked them to take off the discount so we can say they are fully ours. As we payed for them and took them home all along.
And can we protect ourselves from this lien? He was also extremely threatening and called us losers.
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