Builder of my house didn't pay the contractors?
Hello I have a new home build that I have been living in for almost 1.5years (16months). A contractor knocked on our door this month telling us how he was contracted by the builders of our home and wasn't paid and that many other contractors that helped build our house weren't paid. He wasn't directly asking us for money but was asking us if he could bring people to our home later to take pictures and what not I guess to prove he did work on our home?
I gave them what contact info I had about the builders from our paperwork so they could hopefully contact them and figure things out.
This is the first we have heard about this and have not had any direct contact with the builders who built our home we just purchased it the typical way through our agent and lawyer. What I know of the builders is that they are a small family run business that has been passed down from generation to generation for many years. They do small projects it isn't some big building company.
My question is if anyone has had this type of experience before, and whether I should be worried about this situation? I do not want to get in the middle of a legal battle but I do feel for the contractors who are owed money for their hard work.
Any advice would be highly appreciated. Thanks.