Charlotte, NC asked in Contracts for North Carolina

Q: I'm a licensed General Contractor and a designer wanted me to go into business with him and i did not go into business

With him. I contracted a job from a restaurant owner that he worked for the engineering firm. I've completed the job and now hes saying we had a verbal agreement that he get 20 percent, which is untruthful. Do i have to pay him anything without a signed contract

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Paige Kurtz
Paige Kurtz
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Contracts can be in writing (some are required to be in writing) or oral. Oral contracts are valid. So, its really a question of whether you agreed to pay the 20%. If not, then you don't have to pay it, but that doesn't mean that person won't pursue you to collect the amount.

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