Q: In NJ, had a contract with general contractor who had a contract with plumber (subcontractor). I paid GC in full
GC did not pay subcontractor in full. Plumber is threatening a mechanic's lien on my home for $3,000.00 owed from contractor. Can subcontractor place lien on my home?
A: Yes the subcontractor can do so, the validity of it would be questionable. A strongly worded letter from an experienced civil litigation attorney could solve the problem. In addition, it may be possible based on knowing more facts that you can also take action against the GC. With modern technology, you can be represented by any high-quality attorney in New Jersey irrespective of geography. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a cheap attorney is generally never good so don't choose based on price.
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