Woodstock, GA asked in Contracts for Georgia

Q: I did consultant and programming work in Georgia as a sub-contractor. I billed the Contractor.

Contractor billed his customer. Contractor customer wants to pay me $400 instead of the $750 billed. I want the $750. I put in all the hours at a low price per hour. I suggested to contractor that he should file a mechanics lien against the property (a website). I want to get paid the full $750. Customer is using the code I wrote - no complaints. Now contractor ignored my last email. What do I do next?

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Tanner Woods Pittman
Tanner Woods Pittman
  • LaGrange, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Since your agreement is with the contractor, his customer's desires really are irrelevant (unless they were made part of the agreement).

For a $350 matter, the legal avenue for you is magistrate court. The contractor can be sued in the county where he resides. The magistrate court clerk can help you fill out and file a statement of claim. Filing fees are just shy of $100, but if you win, you recover those.

Nice thinking on the mechanic's lien. I'd have never thought of that!

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