Painter agreed a price with “homeowner,” who now tells him another contractor will pay him
The painter has almost finished his work, but wants to be paid by the individual who agreed the deal. If he's paid as a sub by another contractor, he worries about his WSIB exemption.
September 28, 2018 by canadiancontractor
Here’s one for someone to answer.
I did a written estimate for exterior painting: eaves, siding, windows and doors. Three-quarters of the way through the job, the homeowner introduced me to a contractor performing other work on the house and informed me that this person would be writing the cheque.
Now, the contractor said that I was under his WSIB and I didn’t need a clearance certificate. Now I am in a battle because I want to get paid – but the only way I can is if accept this contractor’s cheque. I want to stay WSIB exempt but now it loos like I am being forced into this. WTF!
Now, I don’t even know now if this house belongs to the person who hired me. I didn’t get my estimate signed by the “homeowner” because I’ve always done business by the hand shake method. I do have texts from him telling me this is his house. And I’ve sent texts back to tell him that I need to be paid by him, as the homeowner, and not by his contractor – putting my WSIB exemption in jeopardy.