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Question DetailsAsked on 3/16/2012

hiring contractor and i am buying all the materials, he is doing labor only. should i pay him money before the project is started

i am hiring a tile layer to put new tile in bathroom and shower. i have bought all the materials, tile, grout, faucets, cabinets etc. so the tile layer is only supplying labor. the total cost is $2500. and he wants $1000. before he begins the job. since he is just supplying labor should i be paying for labor before it has even begun?

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Hello, I'm a contractor my self, so what you want to do is always have a writing contract, in describes the work to be taken place in your home.

Second, even thou he"s only doing labor you want to request A liability insurance, just in case something brakes while he's working, an also a workers comp. Yes you'll need to give a downpayment to begin work. witch it's stipulated in the contract document.and a receipt need to be in place for it. In this case since a small job payments will be two (downpayment and a final payment) of witch you'll write final payment on the check, after you have check the work and you are please with it!. Also you shall ask for a lien reliase so that he cannot place a lien on your property. Good luck!


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