There was no contract signed between salon owner and myself. I asked for provisions to the contract to be made which never were. The owner allowed me to start working in the salon as an independent contractor without any written or verbal agreement. Some payments were made as I thought appropriate. Now she is serving me in small claims. What are my options and what should I do.
You dont need a written contract to have an agreement to pay for space. You didn't expect to stay there free, did you?
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Absolutely you can be sued for not paying rent. Your options would depend on what the owner is requesting. You may want to speak with an attorney in your area, since any specific advice would depend on the contents of the small claims complaint.
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