How long do I have to pay an invoice for roofing and gutters once I’ve received the invoice?

UPDATED: Feb 7, 2018

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How long do I have to pay an invoice for roofing and gutters once I’ve received the invoice?

A roofing company had finished up on the work installing roof, gutters, etc and
have now sent an invoice? I have questions on the amount being invoiced and have
been communicating my questions but not getting the answers. This company is now
demanding payment by Fri 2/9 and will start a lien process if the invoice is not
paid in full. Is there a certain time allowed by Colorado State Jefferson
County, Denver, CO before the invoice would be due and they could start?

Thanks for your help

Asked on February 7, 2018 under Business Law, Colorado


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If the invoice or any contract you signed specifies time for payment, you must pay within that time frame. Otherwise, there is no hard and fast period of time--you must simply pay it within a "reasonable" time. "Reasonable" is generally determined in line with the practice for this type of industry or business in your location--i.e. how quickly roofing or contracting invoices where you live are generally paid. In my area (NJ), that is generally a month (net 30).

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