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I am a commercial interior designer, a home developer asked me to preform pre construction design services on two multi-family housing developments. I sent them proposals for both jobs they accepted my proposals and told me they were writing my contracts and to begin work, which I did. They sent me one contract to sign and return, and assured me the other was in process. After completeing Phase I of my Proposal for both projects they told me to stop as they did not know but their other division had already hired a different designer. They ignored my request for payment for three months, and then asked me to breakdown my hours, which I did, they then asked me to substanciate my hours, which I did, they then offered to pay me a fraction of the amount in our verbal agreement. Can I put a mechanics Lein on their properties?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Richard - Bizlaw replied 5 years ago.

bizlaw :

If you did work on the project you can file your mechanics lien even if your contracts were not signed. You have a quantum meriut claim based on the apparent authority of the person you were dealing with to authorize the work.

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