Anyone working in the trades industry will know that payment processes and agreements often have the potential to go haywire. Executing expensive projects, such as solving plumbing issues, laying out new flooring, or wiring electrical lines can frequently result in contention when it comes to getting full payment from the customer — especially when these projects have a tendency to change in scope after work has begun. Everyone has their dream home or office in mind, and trade professionals have to realize those visions with respect to budget and time. With these variables in mind, it’s not surprising that many professionals have payment issues with clients.
Payment refusal can happen for a number of reasons. It could stem from dissatisfaction over a finished result, lack of necessary funds for the work, or in worse cases, scamming the trades professional. Assuming the maintenance worker did not deliver a subpar or incomplete product, there are few things more frustrating than putting time and effort into a project, only to be denied payment. Even if the skilled worker takes all the necessary steps and looks out for red flags, these situations still occur.