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    Handymen

    Can work by a tradesperson be paid for overtime? Must it be paid all at once or do some tradespersons/companies offer different options such as paying off the work monthly?

    Asked by Elly on 20th Jul 2021
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    Dana Vatamaniuck

    "Most want a deposit before beginning the work, with final payment on completion. There are some people and companies that have a finance option. But also beware of this as you pay for this privilege. Some companies will offer this, but it is outsourced to a financial firm that charges a high rate of interest. Some companies do it in house, but again look at the interest rate. I personally have a few clients on a payment plan, but I don’t charge interest. Everything was good, money was coming in, started the work, then the pandemic virus hit. Jobs were put on hold or lost. I made the decision to help those people and put them on a payment plan. dvata at yahoo dot com"

    Answered on 20th Jul 2021 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    Pass & Present 68 Ltd.

    "It really depends on the tradesperson if you've built a good rapport with him he might let it roll over for another month"

    Answered on 21st Jul 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    Handy mario

    "Depends on the agreement between tradesperson and customer."

    Answered on 22nd Jul 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    Lewis Decorators

    "That would be down to you a the trades person to agree before work was to start ."

    Answered on 20th Jul 2021 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    JMC Electrical Service & Building Maintenance

    "I think you would struggle to find a company that will allow you to do this. It depends on how big the job is and how long it's going to take to complete most builders will allow stage payments etc but not for less than £1000 so it's pretty much job dependant."

    Answered on 20th Jul 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Jason Booth

    "Only the big companies will have monthly payments options which will cost twice as much as a sole trader in the long run"

    Answered on 20th Jul 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    jtn property ltd

    "Hi as a tradesmen it depends on a number of factors, it depends on the amount and value of the work being done, it would depend on what you were proposing versus the value as in if you want to pay £20 a month for a £5000 job then that’s unrealistic if your offering to pay over 4 or 5 instalments then that’s more agreeable and it may be that the work can be scheduled to accommodate that, some companies may be able to offer credit and it’s something I’m looking at myself so like window companies you take a loan out to pay for the work, Hope this helps"

    Answered on 20th Jul 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    T Kelly Property Maintenance

    "No overtime, if it daily rate 8 to 4pm you pay that, Quote as per the job if he quote for, example 200 pounds to the job, you can half payment and the rest when he finishes the job"

    Answered on 20th Jul 2021 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    OK Carpentry

    "We all prefer to be paid in full at once but some tradesmen will accept monthly payments if they are in a position to do so. You must clarify this before any work is carried out."

    Answered on 20th Jul 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    Cefni Electrical

    "Us personally if it's a rewire or new build we ask for 50% after first fix is done and 50% upon completion, I know some on larger jobs will ask for the price of materials upfront."

    Answered on 20th Jul 2021 - Member since May 2020 - report

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