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Why is my contractor not paying my subcontractor?

Why is my contractor not paying my subcontractor?

The subcontractor says that the windows (conservatory) are his property until the builder clears his debt. To make the situation more complex the company the sub contractor bought the windows from (and has not yet paid) says I should pay them the balance. I feel the situation is getting rather unsavoury. A.

What to do if you are not paid by an independent contractor?

An independent contractor will submit an invoice when they need to be paid. They can be paid on a regular basis or at the end of the contract or project. If an independent contractor doesn’t get paid for an invoice they can take their own legal action or seek independent legal advice for help. We can’t enforce payment of unpaid invoices.

What are the legal rights of a subcontractor?

Stop worrying and let’s do something about it now. Here are your basic legal rights as a subcontractor: This Act helps ensure that any person who carries out construction work or supplies related goods and services under a construction contract gets paid.

Do you pay builder or subcontractor for Conservatory?

He is paid by the builder – nothing to do with you, unless you agreed his rates of pay, and they were itemised as a separate item – you pay builder for conservatory, and you pay the bloke for his time. You need in a way to pay the invoice in full, because title then passes to you.

Who can be considered a subcontractor?

A subcontractor is a company or person who is hired by a general contractor (or prime contractor, or main contractor) to perform a specific task as part of the overall project and is normally paid for services provided to the project by the originating general contractor.

Is it profitable to be a subcontractor?

That doesn’t mean using subcontractors is a non-starter. In fact, it can be a very profitable thing for your business if done correctly but perhaps not in the way you might think.

How can subcontractors get paid?

How Does a Subcontractor Get Paid? Installments. In their work contract, subcontractors can opt to accept payments in installments. Per Piece. Subcontractors also can work on a per-piece basis, meaning they get paid for each piece of work they complete. Lump Sum. Payment Contracts.

Can a subcontractor sue a general contractor Fo?

The subcontractor can always sue the general contractor for payment, of course. But if the general is in financial difficulty this may be a useless remedy. Does this mean the unpaid subcontractor or supplier is out of luck? Not necessarily.