Michigan Lien, Notice, Waiver Forms and Construction Payment Resources

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How does one contest a lien - commercial project?

I'm the property owner. What if the lien filed is inaccurate? What recourse do I have? Builder went beyond documented budget max. Builder kept 'spending' after I cut off funds (at budget max). I spent $96k on vendors beyond the max budge on items that were inside scope of work. Lien filing...

Can I send a Notice of Intent?

I am a retired Licensed Builder, in the state of Michigan. I currently operate as a Handyman service. Recently, a friend of a friend recommeded me to repair an "old crooked wooden fence eyesore" and install new adjoining wooden fence to be close in appearance. Homeowner bought most of materials, (not all)...

Is our Michigan lien valid?

I am a general contractor who completed repairs on a commercial project in Michigan 09/01/20. The original mechanics lien in the amount of $360,542.43 was recorded on 12/21/20. After recording we noticed the "Last date of furnishing labor or materials" was wrong. Since this original document was filed outside of the 90...

How do I get a Lein removed that is 19 years old?

I discovered a lien had been placed on my office in 2002. I was not notified. The lein was against my contractor as well as me. I had recieved loans on 3 separate times without knowing about the lein. On the 4 loan renewal the bank informed me there was a lein....

How to process a contractor who appears to have penetrated / embezzled from our client trust funds held.

Client funded initial funding ($15,000). Contractor started work, after submitting plans (including city workpapers) to city; however, before a permit was issued. Contractor "inspected" south wall (prior to permit) - city immediate placed Stop Work Order. Client engaged contractor for a small ($1,000 +/-) interior project to assist our team in the...

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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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