Louisiana  |  Construction Law

Legal Question

Asked on: 4/26/08, 6:22 pm

contract law

I signed a contract for home

renovations. The contact presented

the final bill with insurance and

deposit included. We paid because he

threatened to put a lien on our

house. I wrote final payment on the

check. He never completed anything

on the punch list. So we did the

completion ourselves. Then, 5

months after that last payment, he

presented us with a bill for things he

forgot to charge for. He subtracted

the cost of some of the uncompleted

punch list items but overlooked

others. My question: Is it legal for

him to present a bill after the final

bill? Can he put a lien on my house 5

months after the last work was


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