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Re: Permit Snafus...AHJs and Contractors Jump in [Re: HotLine1] #220330 10/09/19 07:57 PM
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How many times have you had the Customer try to get the Final from the AHJ without paying the Contractor?

I don't miss that at all...


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Re: Permit Snafus...AHJs and Contractors Jump in [Re: HotLine1] #220332 10/09/19 09:35 PM
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Where I was the state was the customer and state employees usually did the work if it wasn't inmates. When we did have contractors, they were usually pretty easy to deal with. I may not have had a lot of juice with the state employees but I could hold up a contractor's check.


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Re: Permit Snafus...AHJs and Contractors Jump in [Re: gfretwell] #220333 10/09/19 09:49 PM
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Greg,

Where I am there are private agencies that are approved to do inspections. Some have a storefront where the Homeowner (or Customer) could, (and has) gone in to ask for their final certificate trying to stiff the EC out of their final payment.

Luckily the Inspectors I've dealt with were aware of what was going on and would only give Certificates to me. Sometimes that would be my only leverage to get full payment.


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Re: Permit Snafus...AHJs and Contractors Jump in [Re: HotLine1] #220334 10/10/19 12:01 AM
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I guess I did live a sheltered life, no homeowners wink


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Re: Permit Snafus...AHJs and Contractors Jump in [Re: Bill Addiss] #220335 10/10/19 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Bill Addiss
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How many times have you had the Customer try to get the Final from the AHJ without paying the Contractor?

I don't miss that at all...



I was standing right by my ahj one day ,when his phone rang w/'customer' insisting the job done, spark fired.

he saw right through it

~S~

Re: Permit Snafus...AHJs and Contractors Jump in [Re: HotLine1] #220336 10/10/19 05:54 AM
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On that note, i have walked off jobs that won't pay.

The next reasonable course of action is to contact the proper departments, which 'final out' work to date.

The problem w/that is, they can not hold up the job w/specifics if they've already granted them a pass.

This i learned the hard way as an EC ......

If some customer needs a litigant flogging , an EC wants an >open< permit to wave about in court

~S~

Re: Permit Snafus...AHJs and Contractors Jump in [Re: HotLine1] #220338 10/10/19 07:35 AM
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Drama has a lot of different methods tha all are what most, if not all of us wish would go away. But, alas it never will.

It takes many routes, has many forms, and unfortunatley we have to deal with it the best we can on a regular, perhaps daily basis. Be it the office staff having bad days, either being aggravated by an irate phone call, a person at the counter, etc.

Then, you have the political issues, the "friends", and all the other cronies who impose on a normal day. Basically looking for inspections that are not scheduled due to oversite on their parts.

Then you have the problem issues; complaints that must be checked, non-permitted work in progress, demo jobs turned bad, hacks, unlicensed trunk slammers, etc. Add in the response to the Fire Dept,, Fire Marshall, and of course the vehicle vs. structure accidents.

I could go on.....


John
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