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Offline flip

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Re: Legal advice?
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2007, 10:22:07 am »
Give him 30day notice you are selling the mill and see how serious he gets.  If you don't have a written contract you better come up with one NOW!  Tell him you are going to sell it and no longer want the burden of having it tied up.  If he is serious about his business there is no reason he can't buy or lease one from WM TK NW BP or someone.  If you continue to let him use it put in the contract  that the lease is weekly based.  If he is late or fails to make a paymet you have the right to reposses at any time. 
I have seen it many times in my business a guy leases a new big truck and trailer and files bankruptcy 2 years later.  When he goes to court he tells the judge if they take his truck he can't earn money to pay us and the creditors back, judge lets him keep the truck and we get stiffed.
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Re: Legal advice?
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2007, 10:13:22 pm »
Woodhick, I thinking some pretty good responses from the others. If me, probably put this guy on a short leash, so's I could yank that mill outta there. Probably, would yank that mill outta there, think about it. Just keeping an eye on this guy and worying over the fate of the mill would in itself be quite the hassle. If you pull it and store it down side is you have your mill and the oppportunity to lease or sell it to someone else.
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Re: Legal advice?
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2007, 10:51:07 pm »
PROTECT YOURSELF!!!

File that UCC filing ASAP that as the others have said will give you first standing on the mill. Talk to your local sheriff most likely he would be the one to secure the property in the event of a default. He may be able to give you some insight into how you should proceed.

Your customer has already stiffed the employees and is stringing you along for his convience to finish this job. If he were upfront he would have been man enough to explain to you why he late paying since your mill is KEY to his operation. Without thye mill all production stops. Another thought with this being homemake mill constructed by you if an accident should happen you're in for some major money problem even if its only defending yourself. Good Luck!! 
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Re: Legal advice?
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2007, 07:42:45 am »
Get the mill.
Set it up on your property.
Farmer can bring the logs to you.
Hire the labors to mill.
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Re: Legal advice?
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2007, 07:18:23 pm »
Update:   told business owner I was going to advertise mill and offered him first refusal.  he didn't bite.  Two weeks later things were getting tight at his place and his foreman told me I should make a move.  I had one buyer interested in looking at mill.  I went this past Monday to remove mill from building and the interested buyer met me there to look at it.  Long story short he bought it and it's gone.  Thanks for everyones help.
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Re: Legal advice?
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2007, 08:20:37 pm »
Glad to hear you made a clean break.  :)
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Re: Legal advice?
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2007, 08:39:32 pm »
That's a relief!


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Re: Legal advice?
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2007, 03:29:55 pm »
I learned a long time ago: If you have a tooth ache ,seek a dentist
                                       If you need legal advice ,seek a lawyer!

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Re: Legal advice?
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2007, 04:10:32 pm »
Glad to hear you have your money in your own pocket where it belongs.

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Re: Legal advice?
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2007, 11:17:57 pm »
 8) 8) 8) Well, that's one less- headache, problem, hassle. Plus you gotta jingle in your pocket and can concentrate on the more serious aspects of life, like turning trees into lumber. Life's good, Huh?
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Re: Legal advice?
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2007, 02:11:40 am »
Well it is one less hassle but there is no jingle in pocket.  Money from homemade mill is going to pay for the woodmizer.
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Re: Legal advice?
« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2007, 08:24:26 am »
Well it is one less hassle but there is no jingle in pocket.  Money from homemade mill is going to pay for the woodmizer.

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