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Why is a unlicensed contractor able to file a lien on my property

I live in Michigan. A contractor filed a lien on my home residence. He is trying to charge us $1800 for a door that only cost $600 so we withheld his final payment of $1100 for labor. He has since filed a mechanics lien on our home through your website levelset. He...

Asking if a lien can be placed on a machine I removed NEDEC automotive from a Honda plant in GA. Before it clears custom

We are a machinery contractor and NEDEC Automotive purchased some machines from Honda in Georgia. The agreement was with NEDEC to pay half up front and remaining at completion and we have been waiting for a week for payment. So the machines will clear customs on Saturday into Mexico customs for processing...

Releasing Funds for a Lien in Michigan

a second-tier subcontractor filed a lien on a property Macomb, MI. The current plan is for a check to be written directly to the lien claimant, however, 10% retainage is withheld on the project. Would releasing retainage to the lien claimant violate the Michigan Property Code? Would the owner of the property...

stacking surety limits??

So, I have a client with a 1/3 limit. he needed a higher aggregate but couldn't qualify with his current surety company. Either at the advice of his accountant, another surety agent contacting him or the client contacted another surety agent, they opened another bond line with another surety company and now...

I have a signed contract with homeowner for work at their home. How do I collect final payment?

I'm a small contractor and I have a signed contract with homeowners for work performed. It includes price of materials and labor. They paid half on the labor and for all of materials. Now they are refusing to pay final payment on the labor. The job is complete to great standards and...

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What You Need To Know About Construction Payment in Michigan

This page helps you find answers to all of your questions about construction payment in Michigan. Learn how documents such as pay applications, notices, contracts, lien waivers, mechanics liens, and more fit into Michigan’s construction payment process. Select a document to learn more about how it applies to construction projects in Michigan and to see your specific requirements.

It’s essential to exchange these documents when payments are flowing smoothly and when payment problems arise. These resources will help you navigate the payment process, increase visibility and communication, and avoid payment issues. But, if the need arises, they can also help you resolve payment problems and get paid what you earn.

If you need more information or can’t find the answer to a question, you can ask a licensed attorney for free and get a response fast.

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