My husband and I own a small construction business. He was working on a small addition project. He went to the clients house to finish up the job which was literally less then a days worth of work. The client started an argument with my husband that it was taking to long and continued to yell at him. They ended up in a heated arguement and the client told him to get the f*** of his property and the client made a couple threats of physical violence. He has a contract with us and our contract does not state a date for the completion of the work as this was a job we had squeezed into our busy schedule for them. My husband sent a text message to the client to try to resolve the issue and to try to get back over there to complete the job. The client said they needed a couple days to think about it and will take it into serious consideration. Two days later the client texted my husband to send the bill in the mail. Now my question is do we send the bill? My concern is that they would get the bill and then try to sue us for breach of contract when in fact the client breached the contract. We would like to settle this without having to go to court. Also, we did save the text messages.
How much is the bill for? If its significant, and your husband did work, why not send a bill for that work? It was the customer who prevented completion.
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