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My husband and I own a construction business in Nebraska.

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Recently he put in an...
My husband and I own a construction business in Nebraska. Recently he put in an estimate to build a house for a customer, the bid was accepted and the project began. The house is being funded by a construction loan, and the bank has been paying for work that has been completed. Recently we submitted a bill for completed work and there was a disagreement on the bill, and the customer is refusing to pay. What are my rights as a contractor in Nebraska?
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I am sorry to hear about this situation. First, the contractor can file a lien. See HERE. For specific instructions on how to file said lien, see HERE. This is the primary way that contractors force payment for outstanding bills.

If this does not resolve the matter, the party may also be sued in Court for breach of contract. However in many cases, simply filing the lien (or even threatening to do so) resolves the matter.

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