One of the biggest problems with any relationship in business is dishonesty. I have dealt with my fair share of dishonest people, including my ex-wife. There is nothing worse than someone lying to you or trying to convince you that something else is true.
I don’t need to say this more than once, but a contract is usually the best way to deal with dishonest contractors or homeowners. If you have enough good information inside of your building contract, you’re definitely going to limit the amount of problems you have, while working on the project.
If the contract specifies a certain toilet and includes its model number, this will usually eliminate any problems that you will have between the two parties.
One of the worst things that I’ve had to deal with in business is dishonest contractors and clients. I have had my fair share of each one of them lying to me on a regular basis. I’ve had contractors tell me that they didn’t owe me any more money and one time I needed to provide one year’s worth of paperwork, simply to receive $8,000.
A construction contract is one of the best ways to deal with dishonest contractors, but I would like to give you another thing to think about. If you find a contractor that lies to you, make sure that you don’t ever work for them again and it wouldn’t be a bad idea, to share this information with other contractors.
It’s not hard to find honest contractors to work with, but when you do find contractors that don’t think twice about lying to you, you can eliminate the entire problem, if you don’t ever work for them again.