We are contracted under a NEC short form sub contract to complete civil works for a main contractor who in turn is under NEC option A with a large client.
We have completed works and left site with all snagging works completed and are now experiencing severe problems being paid for our last 2 valuations which are overdue by 8 weeks and 4 weeks past the due dates.
The main contractor will not engage with ourselves to discuss this issue.
Are we able to approach the Client and claim payment from them instead
If the client is not able to make payment to ourselves or withhold payment from the main contractor until we are paid who legally owns the works we have completed and what can we do to enforce our claim to the building and works until we are paid.
The main contractor would still have high value mechanical and electrical works with testing and commissioning to complete and claim payment from the client.