Why is a subcontractor taking me (home owner) to small claims court? His agreement was with the contractor!
A subcontractor had agreements with the contractor of some upgrades to my home. According to the contractor, MUCH of the work that the sub did was sub par, cut corners and incomplete.
5 MONTHS after the job deadline was over, I’ve been served papers by the sub contractor (he can’t reach the contractor) to try and collect 7K.
I never signed ANY contract with the sub. I never had any verbal agreements. I never signed anything. I was never given a 20 day notice or lien notice or anything. (I’ve been reading about that on your site) There was nothing but information relayed BACK TO ME (after the job) from the contractor as to what the sub contractor had done wrong on the job.
What is my defense legally to let the subcontractor know his issue is not with me, but with the contractor who hired him?
Thank you for your time.