Legal Question in Construction Law in Virginia

I am a Construction contractor and I have a customer who has signed a contract presented to him for work he requested. My contracts state that I receive a specified (per contract) amount of money up front for materials with the balance for labor to be paid immediately upon completion. I have been working for this man 5 years and my contracts have always been presented the same way. This time however, the customer signs the contract but will not pay the $5,700 up front for materials. I am a licensed and insured contractor with a very good reputation. This customer does owe me $800.00 at this time for services rendered. Am I able to get what is owed and sue for breech of contract? How would you proceed?

Asked on 5/08/13, 2:18 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Michael Hendrickson Michael E. Hendrickson

Yes, you could sue this alleged defaulter if there's no other way to settle

the matter, but in addition to the $800.00, you will want to determine

what other compensatory and/or consequential damages (if any) that you might

also claim in your lawsuit resulting from the breach.

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Answered on 5/09/13, 7:16 am

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