I sold the job as a sub contractor have the contract to the general contractor and was set to receive my labor fees and my commission fee and have not received anything on the job
Jan 18, 2019
Good question. First, I'm a little unsure about your role on the job here. For those who perform work on the project, there may be a number of tools available - such as a mechanics lien or other legal claims (like unjust enrichment or prompt payment claims, to name a few). For those who have merely sold a job or have acted as a middle man (but have not performed work themselves), payment can still be recovered, but the use of a mechanics lien claim or a prompt payment claim might be less appropriate since those laws protect those who perform construction work but go unpaid for the labor and/or materials they provide to the project. Instead, filing a lawsuit (or threatening to do so) might be a more appropriate method for recovery. Finally, regardless of whether mechanics lien rights could actually be utilized, sending the threat of lien via a Notice of Intent to Lien can often compel payment, regardless of whether the party threatening lien would ultimately be entitled to file a mechanics lien for going unpaid. Of course, feel free to post another question as well! For more on Ohio mechanics lien rights and their use, these resources should be helpful: (1) Ohio Lien & Notice FAQs; and (2) How to File an Ohio Mechanics Lien.