…Should i go ahead and pay these or have the statue of limitations expired?
So I’m in Texas, I hired a framer to complete the dry in phase for a residential addition. He got as far as all bu the siding on the project and quit showing up. I had paid him for about 75% of the amount we had contracted for, I did I not pay the total as he did not finish the project as laid out in our contract. I got a call last week from the lumber yard that he has not paid the last 5 invoices which were for the exterior sheathing and roof deck which they did install along with the tyvek house wrap. These invoices Also included the Hardi Siding, fascia and soffit which my in house crews had to install scene he did not show back up. The lumber company has only called to notif me they will need to file liens on me the GC and the homeowner for Thess invoices. ( please note that they have not mailed me anything or the owner) Out of the 5 only 3 were delivered to the site, so the 2 small invoices which were will calls I’m disregarding , however the three that were delivered on 5/31/19, 6/12/19 and 6/29/ 19 total about 4K I recognize these as legitimate. My question is should i go ahead and pay these or have the statue of limitations expired? Ive read much on this subject but still unclear on timelines for filing and process as a whole. So please proved some input. I would also like to find a local construction attorney int he DFW area that i can call on form time to tome and assist me going forward. Happy to pay you for your time as well. Just want to do all by the book. On this job I’m well over budget since this sub walked off but want to make sure All subs and suppliers are satisfied and my owner is not affected going forward. However i cant afford to over pay either, thanks for your time.