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The initial contract with our customer included millwork and stone. Weeks later, the customer decided they wanted to add installation, which accounts for close to $150,000.00. Rather than amending the contract, the customer treated the installation as a change order. In this situation, can we include the installation/change order in the original contract price for the job or will we need to treat them as 2 separate jobs for documentation purposes? ...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 20, 2021
ArizonaMechanics Lien
About to sign a contract with GC in Florida, no direct contract with Owner. Our contract with GC includes Pay-IF-Paid terms. Our atty here in Tx did not know if you could sue an owner without a direct contract with them. Before we sign this contract with the GC, we'd like to know what recourse we have if GC doesn't pay....Read More
Sira Gould
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 20, 2021
Florida
Hello , the summary on levelset is telling me i missed a deadline and that my payment isnt protected i would just like to know what this means excatly I wasnt aware i had to do anything besides provide the documents to file the lien, what should my next steps be ? ...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 20, 2021
Texas
We contracted window world for 18 windows and one entry door we gave them 50% 7200 down ETA about 20 weeks sometime in January or February we were in the process of refinancing the house and was set to close when we found out there was a lien on the house which we wasn’t told anything about it have not received goods or service and we’re losing I refinanced deal because of the lien...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 19, 2021
FloridaMechanics Lien
If a company or individual does not have any type of contractors license in the State of Georgia can they file a mechanics lien or enforce a contract for payment? This question is for residential remolding in the amount of $90K in Georgia....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 14, 2021
GeorgiaConstruction ContractLawsuitLicensesMechanics Lien
When dealing with an owner who has a hard money loan who refuses to give a deposit on a $130,000 job that has a deadline in 4 months how many payments should I require. These payments would be upon completion of certain portions of the project. They also tried to get me to sign a lien waiver that stated I had been paid and post dated till due date of project. Needless to say I’m not trusting them and want to cover my but as best I can. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 20, 2021
WashingtonCash FlowPay Applications
I filed a lien late. can they client sue me to get it removed? ...Read More
dustin elway
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 20, 2021
California
Customer thinks my wordage of “estimate” is the same thing as a quote or a bid. Now he wont pay the full amount....Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 20, 2021
Texas
Florida contractor wanting to live and work part time in Georgia. Buying a home in the near future....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 20, 2021
GeorgiaLicenses
We hired a contractor to pour our concrete slab. He came to see the site, received a copy of the site plan and specs relating to the slab. Later [same weekend], he texted me a price of 17000 [and listed various things it included such as machine rental, skid steer, labor, etc.]. I even met with both him and the steel building contractor who would be erecting the building just 2 weeks later after we agreed to hire him. This was in June, in the end of September, the job was finally finished [not due to our delays, but his]. At no time during this entire 3 month period did he attempt to tell us that he needed to renegotiate the agreed upon amount or that it would be higher. He was billing on a monthly basis, which we paid quickly. I was keeping track of the bill totals. His one email about any specific money amount was to ask us to send a check for 11,000 for the concrete. His final bill was $4700 more than what we agreed to pay [including a price of 12,600 for concrete and he listed the 11,000 as a prepayment with no explanation of why he was billing us 1600 more than he told us it would be. Once I emailed him and said we never agreed to a new 27.6% increased amount, he made all kinds of excuses. Our site plan never changed, the slab he poured is the exact same size as was made available by the steel building manufacturer. Instead of pouring the entire slab in a single pour, he insisted in making the porch into a separate pour, later, that was his excuse for part of the increased amount [which is confusing, how can it cost more to pour on a different day]. In addition, one of his reasons to pour the porch separate was so he could re-use the forms from the larger section of the slab, yet in his final bill, he charged us again for form material. I have documentation of all of these amounts [in both texts and emails]. We have paid him in total the 17,000 we originally agreed to. My question is if he attempts to file a mechanics lien, would it stand?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 20, 2021
TennesseeMechanics Lien
Lien was placed on our property. This person has a history of doing this to people. He has no contractor's license and no CDL. Took $15,000 worth of dirt off our property after ruining our pond. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 20, 2021
New MexicoMechanics Lien
my land my home is on the wife wants the house I am the daughter in another house on this 100 ac. I do i lein or keep home if I don't own land...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 19, 2021
Georgia
I'm an electrical subcontractor working on a multifamily residential project in Denver, CO. I received a check for a partial payment owed. The total owed to us is $7,000, for which I have sent out a notice of intent to lien. I received a check for $1,700. The back of the check has stamped "Mechanic's Lien Waiver" and the contractor has emailed me claiming that that is the total he owes and is willing to pay. Wording below it says "By endorsing this check, payee waives and releases any mechanic's lien rights which payee may have with respect to work performed or materials furnished by payee for which payment is made by this check" Then a signature line below. Can I cash this check without signing the lien waiver? Can I sign the waiver but add a line that it only covers invoices through a certain date? Or do I risk my rights of my lien? ...Read More
Denise Walker
1 answerAdd commentOct 19, 2021
ColoradoLien Waivers
We hired a contractor to pour our concrete slab. He came to see the site, received a copy of the site plan and specs relating to the slab. Later, he texted me a price. I even met with both him and the steel building contractor who would be erecting the building just 2 weeks after the price. This was in June, in the end of September, the job was finally finished [not due to our delays, but his]. At no time during this entire 3 month period did he attempt to tell us that he needed to renegotiate the agreed upon amount or that it would be higher. He was billing on a monthly basis, which we paid quickly. I was keeping track of the bill totals. His final bill was $4700 more than what we agreed to pay. Once I emailed him and said we never agreed to a new amount, he made all kinds of excuses. I have documentation of all of these amounts [in both texts and emails]. My question is if he attempts to file a mechanics lien, would it stand?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 19, 2021
TennesseeMechanics Lien