Moss Point, MS asked in Contracts and Business Law for Mississippi

Q: I deliver gravel. Payment required upon delivery. What should I do if someone refuses to pay?

I have a small dumptruck and deliver gravel to people's homes and the occasional business. Occasionally I take my tractor to grade their driveway, spread material and such. I'm primarily contacted usually via my Facebook page or Messenger and I always call by phone to confirm. What course of action should I take if someone ever refuses to pay for any reason whatsoever?

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Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon
  • Madison, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: The best course of action would be to always make sure that they sign a contract ahead of time, detailing the estimated cost, delivery date, etc. That way, if you show up perform the work, and they refuse to pay, you can sue them for breach of contract.

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