If I was hired by a designer to renovate a house but she will not pay me for services rendered, do I sue the designer or the homeowner?

Asked on April 13, 2015 under Business Law, Colorado


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You sue whomever whomever hired you to do the work. From what you write that was the designer; the designer is therefore the one who violated the agreement to pay you and who is responsible for paying you. If the homeowne did not hire you, the homeowner has no obligation to you.

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