Buford, GA asked in Construction Law for Georgia

Q: What do I need in court to prove a client owes the general contractor?

I provided contracting services and am owed over $6000. I have one day left in the job for touch ups of multiple projects and the client who was happy the entire project refused to let me come finish and is with holding the money.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Construction Law Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: I do not practice in Georgia, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, the contract for the project should serve toward proving that there was an agreement for work to be performed. Additional evidence could include work specs, engineer or architect blueprints/drawings, change orders, receipts for equipment and supplies, paystubs to employees, and if available, photos of work in progress. These are general considerations. For guidance specific to the laws of Georgia that would govern in the event of litigation, it would be advisable to consult with a Georgia attorney.

Tim Akpinar

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