What to do if I was contracted to replace a sidewalk at a local bank through its property management company but I haven’t been paid?

The terms were 30 days max for payment. However, it has been well over 30 days and I have contacted them numerous times getting a different story every time and have not yet received payment. What legal action can I take?

Asked on November 21, 2015 under Business Law, South Carolina

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You can sue the party which entered into the contract (e.g. which signed the contract), which, based on what you write, may the property management company and not the bank: you would sue them for breach of contract, to get the money owed you. To win, you would have to show the terms of the contract (you can use the contract itself to do this) and that you did the work (which can be done by testimony, photographs, permits for the work, receipts for the materials, etc.): if you can do that, you should get a judgment, or court order that the other party pay you.


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