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    Am I responsible if the contactor does not pay the subcontractor?

    I am a builder and there are 5 contractors working under me. A contractor has installed a parking lot. I have paid him full according to the agreement. He did not pay a subcontractor and they put a lien on my business property. I do not get it why they are holding up my property. Kindly help me to get out of this situation.

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    whitelily Array
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    Re: Am I responsible if the contactor does not pay the subcontractor?

    Hello Sir ,

    First of all let me suggest you to be patient and handle the situation very wisely .

    If you have paid the contractor as per the agreement , then you must be having the proof of that payment.

    You can show that proof to the subcontractor and secure their good word and favour . This will solve half of your problem .

    Also then first try to convince the contractor to pay the subcontractors . Explain him this behaviour of his will cause bad name for him in your bussiness world .
    Also explain him this will affect your baths bussiness badly .

    Thus first try to solve the problem through proper negotiation .

    If still he is stubborn and not ready to pay the subcontractors then show him the proof of payment on which their may his counter sign .
    And tell him that you may show this to the subcontractors who then will never work with him .

    Also you can take a legal advice if you feel befor talking to the contractor .

    Lastly , you are not at all responsible if the subcontractors have not received the payment from the contractors .

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    Re: Am I responsible if the contactor does not pay the subcontractor?

    Hello Friend,

    Well this is not your fault , the contractor is the person who should be blamed for not paying the amount. You should immediately talk to the contractor and tell him to clear his dues to the sub contractor otherwise you have to take a legal against the contractor. Similarly you have to talk to the sub contractor and tell them the actual facts and request them to kindly sort their issue with the contactor either by court or lodge a FIR to the nearest Police station. This should be solved at once otherwise it will create more trouble for you. I ask you to talk to alawyer in this regard and seek professional help.

    Bye,

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    Re: Am I responsible if the contactor does not pay the subcontractor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I am a builder and there are 5 contractors working under me. A contractor has installed a parking lot. I have paid him full according to the agreement. He did not pay a subcontractor and they put a lien on my business property. I do not get it why they are holding up my property. Kindly help me to get out of this situation.
    Hello Aspirant,

    Yes,it is happening practically that a contractor gets the work done by the subcontractors.Since you have agreement with the contractor whom you have paid the amount as per the agreement & you have no any connection with the concerned subcontractor,you are not at all liable to pay to the subcontractors.

    In this connection,you are advised to get help by the police administration.Before that you should contact the concerned contractor & enquire of the matter.Advise him/them to clear the payment to the related subcontractors,because if the matter goes to the police administration,the concerned contractor will also be held responsible.

    Hope the matter will be settled soon.

    Good luck.

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    Re: Am I responsible if the contactor does not pay the subcontractor?

    Am I responsible if the contractor does not pay the sub contractor.

    You are a builder and there a 5 contractors working under you.One of the 5(five contractors)installed a parking lot.You have paid full payment according to the
    agreement done.He did not pay a subcontractor and they put a lien on your business property.You do not get it why they are holding up your property.Kindly
    help me to get out this situation.

    A third party without informing you anything how he will make a lien against your property with whom you never did any kind of agreement/contract .This is
    impossible when you feel any kind of discomfort then you contact with your lawyer he will give the third part contractor a good reply.So thay you need not nervous keep in mind "Truth alsone triumps" when you are not involved with the third part contractor then he never establish his any kind of right to your
    property again there is no proof of sign, agreement etc.You need not worry rather you contact with your 5 (contractors)with whom you contracted for parking lot.And give informastion how their subcontractor establish lien with me when I have no connection with them ,they are totally not known to me, and ask
    one of the five contractors to solove the Lien issue as quickly as possible otherwise all will be penalized together.

    Thank You,

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