Seattle, WA asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Utah

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.

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Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor
  • Saint George, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: Hello,

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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A: File a mechanics lien on the house. .

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