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        11-01-2010, 12:33 AM
    Question New here - My situation. (long)

    Well, this if my first post although I have been reading here for quite a while off and on. So I am finally an "official" member! :)

    Anywho, here's what I need help with. You see where we currently live is a very nice place and, like pretty much everyone else, I REALLY don't want to move... well that situation changed after my husband and I bought two paint horses and then asked our landlord where on the 10 acres he wanted us to put our horses. When we first moved in here three years ago we told him that we would eventually be getting horses and at that time he had no problems... even a week before we asked him where we were allowed to put them he was asking us when we were getting horses... then he changed his mind... after we already paid for them!! Needless to say we were quite upset.

    That let us to start looking for another place... well I found a property that is just what we need, although it's not ready to be moved into yet. The owner of the property is in the process of doing a total renovation to the house and land. It has 55 acres w/a 2 acre pond that has fish and other critters in it, a fresh and flowing spring well as well as a large bank barn. The owner has asked us for help in finishing the project as we both work in the construction field and have exstensive knowledge about renovating old homes BUT he seems to be "stuck" and I don't know how to get him motivated to get it finished quickly as we don't control the money... he does and I don't want to insult him.

    I'm also not sure if he wants us to just take over and he just pays for the material or what... and I don't know how to approach him about it all without sounding like I'm pushing and being a pain. How would you go about talking to someone like that? Any ideas would be very helpful as I really, REALLY want this place and don't want to jeopardize the relationship with the owner.

    Thanks in advance for any help,
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        11-01-2010, 07:31 AM
    Before you do anything get a contract that states exactly how things will be worked out.

    Why not call him and say you are really interested and you would like to enter into a contract with him, including a time line and how credits and such will be worked?
        11-03-2010, 02:09 AM
    That's a great idea!

    I should of thought of that as I've learned that lesson quite a few times lately that we should never enter into any agreement without a signed contract... somehow we always end up being the one's who get scr***d!

    Thanks... now I just gotta figure out what kinda contract it would be as the labor we will be putting into the place will be going towards the rent. I think my issue is mostly to do with I just am not sure of the scope of what he expects us to do... we'll be talking about it more this weekend.

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