Salt Lake City, UT asked in Construction Law, Contracts and Employment Law for Colorado

Q: Construction contract has been breached by made up unreasonable claim that job wasn’t done right what are my options

Homeowner is refusing to pay the labor contract for the completed basement. Double standard on only agreeing to pay labor amount for contract limiting profitable margins and now has a livable space that’s worth around 120k. Contract breach amount is 12k and I’m wondering if I can sue for unjust enrichment for the market value he has retained since he has breached on the claim of market value he claims he is using money owed to pay for our work to be done over. Fictitious claim every thing done to industry standard and I have evidence he was happy and then when we where done he paid half of the 12k promised the rest in a week and we traveled back to Utah and he then stopped payment on the portion paid and refused the entire 12k

He was unwilling to pay for the management end of the contract and was more involved like an employer and now wants to treat me as if I had money included for a profit margin to take away based on fictitious claims. Very obvious malicious intent in text mess

1 Lawyer Answer
Donald C Eby
Donald C Eby
Answered
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: You have a right to get paid for the work you did and to enforce your contract. Have you considered recording a mechanic's lien?

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