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Caution when using a contractor who works for cash

Whether you are having major renovations done on your home or just a small home repair you should always use caution when using a contractor who works for cash. It could possibly be that the contractor wants to work for cash so they don’t have taxes taken directly out of their paycheck but then again there could be major issues when working with a contractor who requires cash for payment.
As a homeowner you often spend a lot of money making changes and repairs to your home and by using caution when using a contractor who works for cash will help to protect you in the long run. Many companies will require an upfront deposit which will be deducted from the final contractor bill once the repairs or changes are complete. You should always ask for references and check their certification and licenses to ensure they are indeed licensed to do the job that you are hiring for. Unfortunately there are many companies and individuals out there who will scam homeowners out of money by asking for a cash deposit upfront and then disappearing when it’s time to do the job.
One reason to be caution when using a contractor who works for cash is that if they are paid upfront and then the job is not satisfactory they may disappear when changes or further repairs are needed. You should only make a cash deposit upfront if you are able to verify that the contractor is indeed reputable and will complete the job to your requirements. If you do decide to pay the contractor with cash you should only choose to do so in instalments or once the job is complete.
You should always check for leaks or other unsatisfactory mistakes that are often made by contractors who don’t take their job seriously or plan on scamming you out of your money. You should always use caution when using a contractor who works for cash. You should also verify that the contractor has some type of insurance or workers compensation in place just in case any type of injury occurs while they are on the job. If a contractor gets hurt while on your property there is a chance that they may choose to sue you and the Ministry of Labour can fine you thousands of dollars. So by taking the time to research different contractors you will be able to make an informed decision on what company or individual will work best for your budget and needs.

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