Subcontractor Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Subcontractor, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Subcontractor?

(n) A subcontractor is a legal person appointed by a contractor to get the contract, part of the contract or any section of the contract assigned to him to be executed. A sub-contractor has got limited liability towards the original owner and his rights are limited to the mechanics lien to the extend of his unpaid bills. A subcontractors rights and liabilities are limited to the agreement he had with the original contractor. It has nothing to do with the terms by which the original contract was assigned.