We are a water mitigation company doing emergency service work related to the freeze in Texas. This involves removal of water damaged drywall, insulation etc. as well as the drying out of those areas with dehumidifiers, fans and air scrubbers. Once we have done our work, a separate contractor would then be hired by the homeowner to come to do the construction portion of the job (basically replacing everything we had to remove). Are we to file the Affidavit of and Filing of Contract - Homestead for each job in order to protect our ability to file a lien?...Read More
hello My name is andy.i fired the contractor over 120 days ago for breech of contract and not following building codes. he just sent me the california 20 day notice for use on privte project for the full amount of the project that was not complete. i paid him some money but not all.
after he was gone i ordered a building inspector who failed everything the contractor did. can he still put a lien on my home? is he outside of the time frame. he accepted being fired via e mail on 10/16/2020
In your opinion, what is the best career path . Working as a pm for a GC? or working at a PM with subcontractor?
I am currently a PM for commercial electrical , but have an opportunity to work as a PM for a GC. I'm looking for longevity and room for growth....Read More
I am a homeowner and hired a contractor to renovate my home. I paid the contractor in full and have a record of this (copies of checks). I received a phone call from the granite company used in renovations claiming there is an outstanding balance. I have an invoice from the granite company and under the "Bill To" section is the contractor's name and address. My name and address show up on the invoice under the "site" section of the invoice. The company has tried getting into contact with the contractor to no avail and told me that if payment is not received, they will put a lien on my property. Is this legal/possible? What recourse do I have?...Read More
My client clicked approve on the digital proposal through CoConstruct but left the signature line blank. He paid 1/3 up front as required. We did the project in November 2020. He has ignored all phone calls, texts, and email for the last couple months. Can I legally enforce payment?
To complicate matters we have switched from CoConstruct to Job Progress. Our CoConstruct membership is set to expire on 3/14/21....Read More
if i am understanding this correctly,a truck driver delivering material,bituminous concrete,to a prevailing wage job only has to be paid the wage while actually on the job,not traveling back and forth.
also what if that driver is a salaried employee...Read More
I am a supplier selling to another supplier. I have no connection with a subcontractor or the prime. The supplier I am selling to, and the prime contractor are willing to give my company the first supplier's bond rights. Is this doable and what agreement would be needed to accomplish this?...Read More
Dec 2020 Conditional sent for 69,276.00, Jan. conditional sent for 38,854.75 with exception amount of 78,848.23(notated Dec 9572.23 missed invoice, IE question on top) Payment of 69,276.00 made in full on 2/11/21. In January, we found the interest charges( 1864.69) were not included. Where do I put this? BIG problem : The secretary signed an unconditional progress for the amount of 69,276.00 dated 3/2/2021. I have a 2/2/21 I need to fill out and have a chance to clean up all the mess. HELP.. Doreen Rogers I am in California....Read More
We are a commercial client waiting on our insurance settlement from Hurricane Sally. Work was finished by one contractor october 15, 2020. We have been talking with them the entire time about trying to get our settlement. Then on 02/25/21 they filed a lein (says residential) and said they finished the work on 02/11/21 which is absolutely not correct.Is this lein valid and can the contractor get in trouble for lying about the completion date?...Read More
I'm a subcontractor and finished a project 3 months ago. I have received a 50% progress payment just recently, but the lien deadline is tomorrow. I want to secure my payment rights for the remainder of the contract, but don't want to be too aggressive if the client intends on paying (albeit too slow). Should I file the lien, or wait for the remainder of the payment?...Read More
I have a contractor who states that we should subtract the retention (10%) from the progress invoice is submitted and bill the total amount of the retention at the end of the contract. I say that we should invoice the total amount of the progress invoice and the contractor is responsible for withholding the 10%. Who is correct - we use AIA billing when submitting our invoices....Read More