Q: Customer refuses to pay the remainder amount owed for work done on a construction job I did for him on his house.
So the mechanic lein is only paid if the house is ever sold.
I am sorry to hear about this. Are they claiming a defect in the work? Did you have a contract that outlined the work and timing of payments?
In any case you have two remedies, you can usually put a mechanic's lien on the real estate, which will have to paid if the house is ever sold and/or you can take him to court for breach of of contract.
I hope this helps.
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