Alpharetta, GA asked in Contracts, Business Law and Collections for Georgia

Q: Lawncare company has serviced our yard for 18 months after we cancelled verbally. Now they are threatening to sue.

We have a verbal arrangement with a local lawncare company. When they were servicing our yard, they ran over our irrigation system twice. on the second time the crew stopped and i told them we need to pause service until the boss comes out to discuss, i spoke with him and he mentioned he would come out the next day... he never cam. they continued to service our yard for the next 18 months in what i assumed was a gesture of good will as they never came to address the issues. now they are saying whoever handled their accounting missed it and we owe them for service for the last 18 months even though we cancelled. he is now threatening to sue us if we don't pay approximately 5K in service fees. i have tried to discuss with the boss in person but his english is a bit broken, he never replies to texts. so i am at a loss. we only have a verbal agreement, will i be liable in court?

2 Lawyer Answers
Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
  • Collections Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: Possibly. You would have to prove you canceled the service, and convince the court that you believed 18 months of lawn service was merely a gesture of goodwill. See an attorney for an assessment of your defense. Try working it out.

A: If your contract was truly verbal, it is likely that it is not enforceable. See a lawyer to discuss details

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