I am a sub-contractor working for a General contractor on a puplic project. They have not paid us for several verbal change orders they gave us and supervised the work. We filed a lien against them and notified the University of Ga. Can I get paid.
In Georgia, if contractors and suppliers don't get paid on a construction project, they can file a lien to secure payment. There are few important dates subcontractors must keep in mind if filing a mechanics lien to secure payment owed. Once the lien was filed, in Georgia, all lien claimants must initiate enforcement of the lien within 365 days from the date on which the lien was filed.
If there was an improvement made to a property and a claimant was not paid for their work, likely there are mechanics lien rights available.
The good news is that there should be a payment bond protecting providers of labor and materials. Your next step should involve have counsel review the matter. If appropriate, an attorney can send a strongly worded demand for you to your customer, and work to ensure your payment bond rights are protected. Please contact me if I can be of further guidance or assistance.