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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.

Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor answered on Sep 23, 2019

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...
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Q: what can a contractor do if I don't pay him his final payment due to not completely work in timely manner

We hired a contractor in May to build us a cabin. It is still not complete. There was no signed contract and he has taken his family and his four wheelers to our property every weekend and trashing it with barely no work done. What can he do if we fire him and don't pay him the final payment?

Brian K Jackson
Brian K Jackson answered on Oct 28, 2016

It depends on how close he is to be done with the cabin and what the timeline was for it to be finished if there was one, how much you have paid so far and how much you still owe. He can still have a claim for all the work he rendered under the doctrine of unjust enrichment even if there isn't... Read more »

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