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Anonymous contractor
Aug 18, 2020

I have a handyman license in the state of Florida and I have workman's comp I recently did a bid a job inside a contract with the homeowner and we were ready to start on the next day I asked for a third upfront on all my jobs as a start-up draw we received a deposit signing a contract movie showed up on the first day the homeowner notified me that we were not going to be able to do the work because the electrician didn't want us doing the work anyways I'm not obligated to pay back the Security payment correct

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Anonymous contractor
Aug 19, 2020

It depends on the language of your contract. If the contract says deposits are non-refundable, then it is possible that you could keep the deposit. Another issue you may have relates to your license. Florida does not have a state-level handyman license. So, depending on the scope of your work, you may have an issue with the enforceability of your contract based on your license. You should contact an attorney to review the contract and discuss the license you have to determine if there is significant risk to keeping the deposit.

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