Can a contractor that my contractor hired, take me to court for work done on my house if my contactor has not paid him?

I paid the general contractor in full for all the work done but apparently he has not paid his subcontractor. Now the subcontractor is threating me with legal action if he is not paid. He started his demands for payment within 2 days after the work was completed. It feels like harrasment.

Asked on July 21, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Texas


Ian Kravitz / Malka & Kravitz, P.A.

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

This of course depends on the specific facts of your situation.  Did the subcontractor serve you with a notice to owner timely?  Did you pay your contractor in full after receipt of a final payment affidavit?    Subcontraproprietor extracted by Florida's construction lien law.  However, only if they strictly comply with its requirements.  You should take the time to consult experienced construction counsel to be sure of your rights under te circumstances of yoit particular case.

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