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The contractor did some terrible work and I told him to fix which he didn't. I therefore didn't pay him the other 50%. He threatened me and my wife therefore I called the police and filed a report. Now he sent (what looks like) two fraudulent mechanics liens that I cannot verify since there is a 4-6 week wait at the recorders office. Now he sent a notice of intent to foreclose which doesn't look legit. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 28, 2022
California
Building a custom home and our builder is trying to stick us with an overage on an allowance that we weren’t expecting and he never got approval on prior to moving forward (per his contract, he was supposed to get approval.) We have disputed the charge, but he’s not having it and is threatening to stop work. Very much like extortion. If we pay his extortion to keep the house moving along, with an arbitration agreement signed as part of the contract, can we arbitrate the dispute post-closing?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 28, 2022
MinnesotaConstruction Contract
I'm a Florida roofing contractor who finished and invoiced a job 86 days ago. Should i file a notice of intent or would it be better to file a lien instead?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 27, 2022
FloridaLien Deadlines
I have a past client that I completed work for. I sent invoices, demand letters and still no payment. The General Contractor is holding this subs retainage because he believes the money is owed to my company. The client at the beginning paid his invoices and then kept asking for more work and even when completed he just dropped off and has refused to pay. I want to know what my options are and also I want to have an attorney for future issues that arise. I do not know if you offer advice or attorneys to contact. This is the beginning stages of how to collect and what we can and should do legally....Read More
Ben Lambrecht
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 27, 2022
TexasCollectionsConstruction Contract
Good Afternoon, the Owner of the house where I have been living for 12 years passed away Jan.2022 I had to completely supervise, file all documents with Fema, all dealings with her Bank and supervise the contractor for over a year. Is it possible to file a lien for all work done becuase of hurricane Harvey in August of 2017 until 2019. She died very suddenly and I was left with nothing, no will Nothing at all, I was also her caretaker as she suffered from Depression and Anxiety and could not drive. I started taking care of her in 2010 after her work accident. Thank You can I file a lien in Harris county Texas?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 27, 2022
TexasRight to Lien
Homeowner did not pay for roof replacement on an insurance claim. I placed a statutory lien on my own. His house is currently for sale....Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 21, 2018
TexasMechanics LienRight to Lien
I'm a sub to a sub contractor and the developer has already paid the sub contractor but he didn't pay me. I did some trucking for him on a commercial project in the months of Oct, Nov and Dec 2021...Read More
Anonymous Sub-Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentFeb 26, 2022
Texas
We've previously been including retainage in our monthly notices. Is this still acceptable, or is a Notice of Contractual Retainage required?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 23, 2022
TexasMonthly NoticeRetainage
We are a Sub-Contractor based out of NJ who worked on a commercial project in Virginia. The date of completion and our invoice date are 01/272022. We did not send out a notice of furnishings (did not know procedure). The General contractor is refusing to pay us....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 11, 2022
VirginiaMechanics LienNotice of Intent to Lien
We talked with our client to try to get paid and that didn’t work. I sent a Notice of Intent to File a Lien, and they received it on 5/26. On 5/27 they sent me a message, “provide me with a waiver for this claim”. On 5/31 they sent me another message, “Dispute-not willing to pay”. Shortly after that message on the same day, I received another message that was really, really long! They explained why they weren’t willing to pay due to our subcontractors work, and that Charles should have overseen the project better. They believe that we owe them for the amount they already paid for the materials that they still have on their property. We believe the amount owed to us is $1,163, but she says we owe her over $2000....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 2, 2022
Virginia
Good afternoon. I work for a general contractor, and we did some work for some clients after hurricane Laura. We have company insurance, bonded with the parish we worked in and did some small jobs. we also did a few jobs over the $7,500-dollar threshold and did not have a Louisiana contractor's license. After understanding the law, we contacted the Louisiana board of contractors and took the test and received our State Contractors license. We have a few clients that refuse to pay the balance owed once we told them the chain of events and now are a licensed contractor. They never complained about our work, and we completed the job. what recourse do we have to collect balance owed? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentJun 24, 2022
LouisianaRecovery Options
I Have a home improvement license in VA, but have a project in MD. Can I partner with a license contractor in MD to do the job?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 22, 2022
Maryland
I'm a GC. 99% of the job is complete, and there is a punch list we were planning on completing. The customer ran out of money, and is trying to delay by adding on or exaggerating work to fully complete. I have reduced my invoice to account for the incomplete work, and want to get paid for work already completed. I have sent a new invoice reflecting the work completed, but continue to get push-back from customer. We agreed to have an independent inspector evaluate the work, and provide a list of items to be completed. The independent contractor's list is consistent with my list of work items. Can I file a lien, as this is now 5 months later and I want to get it done before the 180 day deadline in MD....Read More
Michael Daley
1 answerAdd commentMay 20, 2022
Maryland
I'm a subcontractor hired by a GC on a Military project. The owner of the property is communicating with me but the GC is not - I do not want to file a lien on the property because the problem is the contractor. Is it possible to file a lien on the contractors property so they are responsible for payment?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 8, 2022
FloridaBond ClaimsMechanics Lien
started work in 5/26/2020, client paid $5200 to start work but hasn't a paid 2021 or 2022 invoices. Last invoice was on 2/28/22 and is due upon receipt. Balance is now $17k. ...Read More
Blake DeMarr
2 answersAdd commentMar 21, 2022
VirginiaConstruction ContractMechanics Lien