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  • Peter Johnson

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    August 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    It depends on the size of the job and how much of the cost you can/are willing to absorb.

    Over a certain price, I now always ask for a 50% deposit or the cost of materials, whichever is the greater.

    Doing this means you are never out of pocket for the actual physical cost of the job.

    And since people have started opening their businesses after the lockdown, it seems to be more and more difficult to get the money out of customers, even those you have a long standing business relationship with.