Can a roofing contractor rebill 4 months after the completion of a roofing job?

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Can a roofing contractor rebill 4 months after the completion of a roofing job?

Roofing contractor replaced roof 5 months ago. Was paid in full when the job was complete. He signed a lien waiver for the mortgage company. Now roofing contractor is trying to bill for overhead and profit on the job that was completed and paid for. Is this legal?

Asked on November 21, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Colorado

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If the roofing contractor had a contract for the work of improvement on the property that you are writing about and he or she has been paid in full and has signed a full release and waiver about the job, he or she can rebill four months after the completion for additional claimed unpaid work.

However, the property owner or anyone else concerned with the project has no contractual or legal obligation to make any further payments. The rationale is that the bid and conract was the deal and the contractor received full and final payment as well as signed a release. If the claim continues by the contractor, you might consider consulting with an attorney expereinced in construction law.


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