If a contractor takes a down payment and does nothing, just delivers material on site and then starts work days later. He is guilty of fraud in most cases.
It is simply too easy for a contractor to accept cash, give you a receipt that they have no intention of honoring and disappearing with the money. Always use a check or a credit card.
Even for a small job, write down a few details, go over it with the contractor and then both of you sign the agreement. This may be considered legally binding if the case ends up in litigation. If they balk or refuse to do this, seek out another contractor.
Ask for a list of contacts and all those people. Ask them a few hard questions and see how they answer. If you get a “bad vibe” simply search for another contractor.
The lowest bid isn’t necessarily the best one. If your contractor comes in far lower than his/her competition, become suspicious immediately and if they don’t answer questions to your satisfaction, find another one.
While the temptation is always there to use people who are unlicensed or who are day laborers, if you do this and they walk away with your money, you likely have no legal recourse.
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