Join Date: Mar 2013
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The only chargebacks that you should accept are
for services you actually performed, or charged for. After 90 days you should not accept them. All the "you didn't report a water stain in the back bedroom closet, during your last grass cut" is a pile of hooee. You have no liability for damages not caused by your negligence, and the burden of proof is on them. Unless you are the realtor,an engineer, architect or insurance professional. That's another ball game, and you have errors and omissions exposure. As a service contractor you have no liability for jobs you have not done, or jobs you have not bid, especially when they are uncompensated adhesion to unrelated work orders.
Will they try to pass their liability down the chain,sure they will. This is the liability of the national. There is a very simple line of questioning, that blows their case right out of the water, and opens them to your added charges. I will not share it.
When I go to the local court with no lawyer for $30 and get a judgement, add my markup and penalties,bookkeeping fee filing fee etc. It will be worth the wait.
Also, late payments from companies I am dropping get some other special treatment. One day late, the letters go out. I don't play with these scumbags. It's the only thing they understand.
People roll over for them all the time. I'm not that guy.