My contractor is unable to pay his sub-contractor and has asked me to pay the sub-contractor direct from the next goal payment from our contract?
What should I do? The work has now stopped as the sub-contractor will not work until paid.
HI Thank you for the replies
My concern is I have already paid up to 70% of the work to the contractor and that should have been to pay the sub contractor as well.
The Sub-Contractor has not been paid for his last 2 weeks of work.
My next 20% payment is not due until after certain construction is done and I don't have a contract with the sub directly - I'm concerned if I pay the sub he could just walk and the contractor is out of town and wont take calls.
Here is the email I received from the contractor -
I'm away in the last 10 days for a personal emergency, but I'm taking care of your job. There was some minor complications, the granite people delayed and the plumbing needed some changes. I asked *** to help me with this issues and he is doing some of my work that I can't do by phone or emails. My brother will be in Calgary in one week and will take care of my business until I'll come back.
I need to pay **** some extra for his extra work, but unfortunately I couldn't make an electronic transfer to him, I tried and it failed. I need a favour, if you can give him 1500 and deduct it from my next payment. That will keep him happy until my brother will come and pay him.
Please let me know
I think so as the plumber has not been paid either, I can't get a hold of the contractor by phone only email or text. The work has been stopped for over 2 weeks now and missing product.
I'm concerned if I pay more in advanced I have limited options.
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