Answered on Mar 23rd, 2017 at 6:52 AM
This is not a legal issue but a business management one. You need to decide whether you can afford to walk away from the deal or do the work and not get paid and move on if that occurs. This person is ALREADY sending up signals that he intends to stiff you.People that wont sign an agreement memorializing what they say usually do so to avoid documenting thier BS promises. At BEST, you need to be vigilant with your invoicing from the start - the minute the first payment is delayed or missed - you stop work and explain why. DO NOT do 3-4 weeks worth of work you can't afford to lose and THEN address delayed or missed payment.
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