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 Law Office 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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