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I have a remodel I just finished and the owner owes me 12k

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I have a remodel I just finished and the owner owes me 12k but he wants to pay me 6k. He thinks because I am two weeks behind schedule he should not have to pay. I dont have a formal contract just a emailed letter with him replying from a different state I agree to your price. Do I have a case or should I settle now....I really need the money!
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  David L replied 5 years ago.
Hello. If you meet the statutory requirements, you can file a lien against the property, which would give you some additional leverage in your negotiations. If you can't lien the property, your alternative option is to file a lawsuit to enforce the terms of your agreement. If you can file a lien, I would start there.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Answer was not helpful...I know about leans but I don't know what makes me eligible or what would make me not eligible. If a wanted to take him to court would I be able to get court costs if I win even if the agreement does not say that like so many contracts do?