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  1. Yup, this most certainly is not Kansas. Thanks to the Walkers and Alan Mexicali for saying it so perfectly. Yes to what everyone else said too, but you must understand that NOB "sue happy" ways just don't get much traction around here, so best to start out right. In your case you may need to go into recovery mode. If you start by yelling "j'acuse" two weeks into a job you will quickly find your reputation has spread. Take a deep breath, be nice, AND be polite when you do see the guy, heck maybe even apologize for flying off the handle saying something human like... " I just don't know how thi
    5 points
  2. Two weeks behind on a remodelling and you want to sue.. you have got to be kidding..
    3 points
  3. two weeks may seem like a long time to you,but it isn't much time to a mexican worker. he may be having trouble with the materials order, or as someone mentioned a job that is taking too longer to finish or someone sick in the family. he may be embarassed to communicate his reason to you and so avoids you---i would too if i knew your attitude. try a compationate "que pasa?" and see if you can get an answer, this is not the USA....it is normal to give a down payment for materials, so don't let yourself feel dumb cuz you did. for most things the contractor can run a tab at the local hardware sto
    3 points
  4. It's only been about 2 weeks since Aug. 22. The guy may show up yet. By his standards, he probably does not consider himself all that late--contractors routinely promise more than they can deliver in order to get the job. He is probably finishing another job that he over-optimistically said he would complete by the time he was to start your job. If he does show up, he may deliver materials, do enough work to make a mess, and then leave to go finish the first job. Some contractors are like that. You may want to cut your losses and not work with this guy. Or, you may want to drop by his house an
    3 points
  5. DOG/CAT POISONING REPORTING Protocol change, due to the widespread locations of poisonings. It is safe to assume that Lake Chapala is a poisoning zone, with at least one killer if not more. Do not report on this message board. Instead report to the Lina Doyle (information below), and contact the authorities listed below (contact information is in red below). Message board updates will continue on a regular basis, by those in touch with the authorities. The public will be kept informed if any arrests take place. Surveillance of the area is growing, and we are on our way as a community
    2 points
  6. This is Mexico where the burden of proof is a lt higher than in the States and you better have eveerything spelled out very clearly, signed y both parties etc.. If you have not experienced what the court here is looking for , good luck on having all the right paperwork. You may want to work it out with the worker , sit down and hav a good talk with him before jumping into a law suit.Two weeks is a very short amount of time here to have to wait for anything..Work it out with the worker first.
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  7. What "the Walkers" said. Try not to be angry or it might backfire on you. If you don´t know the system here in Mexico you should take advise from those who do and things will work out as that is simply just the way it is. Try not to compare your previous experiences with your new experiences and you will not get frustrated or angry living here. IMO Suing for this type of thing in civil court doesn´t happen and if you do you will lose. People here take care of these things themselves. Police and MP investigators don´t spend time running around checking these type of things out. They spend
    2 points
  8. You do have a contract don't you?
    2 points
  9. I would respectfully suggest that you stop wasting your time with the contractor and go and see Spencer, as someone else has suggested, and he will tell you whether you have a good case or not, and whether you have an enforceable contract.
    2 points
  10. I believe the MP is concerned with criminal complaints and this is a civil complaint. If the OP has taken other concerns similar to this one to the MP, no wonder he has had a dismal experience.
    1 point
  11. You might get more responses if you change the title of your post to "Little Chapel".
    1 point
  12. Break-brake, then-than......watts up?
    1 point
  13. You seem to forget the advice here goes way beyond the simplistic thinking you have about suing a contractor 2 weeks late on a promise - how to sue - and how to report it to authorities. Give us a break and read all the advise as a whole, not pick two aspects of it and put the rest in the trash as irrevelant as you did.
    1 point
  14. Spencer McMullen routinely post on this forum and others. He provides valuable information to the community on a variety of topics. He gets many recommendations for his services from a great many of us who read this forum. So I have to ask, why would you post on an open forum requesting some sort of legal advice, knowing full well that you're going to get all sorts of opinions that are nothing more than opinions. If, as you say, it is an amount worth suing for, why wouldn't you be willing to get sound advise from someone who is a professional. I don't mean to sound catty, it j
    1 point
  15. We had the pulled pork and the Philly cheesesteak (and smashed taters with gravy) yesterday. Both sandwiches were delicious and, like other posters, we will be back to try the other menu offerings. Justin and his wife are a lovely young couple trying to make it in Ajijic's restaurant scene: with our support, they'll do well. They have brought family recipes from back home in Mississippi, are eager to please, a joy to talk to, the indoor seating area is comfortable and clean, and the sandwich offerings are seriously good. They've only been open a few weeks; their hours will be 11:30-8 everyday
    1 point
  16. Claudia Gomez sat for us this June and July and she's wonderful. You know you have a good one when the dog follows her to her car and wants to go home with her. The house was in perfect condition and the pets very healthy and happy. We'll use her again in about three weeks and whenever she's available after that.
    1 point
  17. Hi! I'm a pet/house sitter. Please, feel free to look my profile under Claudia Gomez. Avilable for that time Good Night! Claus.
    1 point
  18. Where is Andrea Martin when we really need her...New to writing promo material are you? :-)
    1 point
  19. You will have to have his name and the details of the agreement to take to Ministerio Publico, with a translator if you aren‘t fluent, to initiate a claim; a manda, against the one who defrauded you. However, if his excuses turn out to be true, and he can produce and perform as agreed, you could be on the hook for a false accusation. That is my understanding of your situation, but I would suggest that you consult with Spencer at Chapala Law before doing anything.
    1 point
  20. We need a house/pet sitter in the Spring...May/June. Will this person be available at that time? We live in Riberas...and have a pool (good for that time of year).
    1 point
  21. Bottom line for Mexico is that if it wants to be energy independent and have decent fuel prices Pemex has to be cleaned up and privatized. Government workers make lousy oilmen. And electricity providers. And....
    1 point
  22. It's only been open about a week and I've already had the pulled pork sandwich twice. It is delicious! To be clear, you'll see the food truck by Casa de Wafle. That's the kitchen. They also have an indoor space in the building behind the truck with tables. So you can either eat your sandwhich there, or take it para llevar. I've only tried the pulled pork - hey, what else am I gonna do?, the young fellow had a Mississippi accent! - but I hear the catfish sandwich is also good. And they have others, etc. They also have a Facebook page with the menu, but I'm too stupid to post a link.
    1 point
  23. I know several people who lost their visa locally, when not traveling. I know of no one who ever had a legitimate request to show their visa when local. When traveling by air or long distances I recommend carrying your visa. How many on here have lost a visa? How many. when within say an hour of lakeside had a legitimate request to show their visa and if they did where you "criminal"? :-) The is a lot of effort, time and cost to replace a lost visa. Buen Fin Sonia
    1 point
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