Engineering company did not complete its job. I did not sing any agreemnt .Had verbal agreement for final result. Can they place liean on my property?

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Engineering company did not complete its job. I did not sing any agreemnt .Had verbal agreement for final result. Can they place liean on my property?

I had a verbal agreement to divide my land to 3 pieces. I agreed to pay for the final result: approved 3 lots. Engineering company did a survey and proposed 2 additional houses with septic. (I paid for soil test for proposed septic). I submitted an application the town hall, but proposed plan was not approved: they requested to install public sewer for these 2 houses, which was never discussed with engineering company. This installation will cost more than $120K which is not acceptable for me in any way. I had to withdraw an application. Because of lack of knowledge on Town Rules and regulat

Asked on May 26, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Connecticut

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

I am a lawyer in Hartford, CT.  I am surprised that there was no contract signed by you and the engineering firm.  Oral contracts are enforecable just like written contracts.  Unless the services for which were provided are required to be in writing, then the engineering firm may sue you for failing to make paying under an unjust enrichment theory or a simple breach of an oral contract theory.  The Engineering firm, to secure payment, may file a lien on the property by way of a prejudgment remedy or mechanic's lien.  Depending which rout was taken (PJR or mech lien), there may be ways to invalidate the lien.  I would need to know more facts.  If you would like to call me i am more than happy to talk.  860-214-1137 (Jared).


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