The levelset website states that "Notice of Right to Claim Lien" must be filed within 60 days of the first furnishing. The notice that we sent out was a "Notice to Owner". Do we have the right notice sent out on this project to preserve our right to lien in the state of WA?...Read More
Hello, I have a client that has been changing and changing his house multiple times and there’s about 7 invoices that I wanted to get paid and now he refuses to pay them. What can I do about this. In total there’s about 10k in all invoices....Read More
The City is requiring a high rise developer to re-pave the streets surrounding its project. The developer’s GC wants to hire my company to do the work. Since we are being hired not by the City but by the developer and we can’t lien public property, what can we do to protect ourselves against non-payment?...Read More
The person that hired us signed a promissory note indicating they would pay us the money they owe to us 'upon sale with certificate of occupancy of the property'. This same person is quickly selling other properties they own ( that we did work on )- and is being very unresponsive to emails and such. There is one property they recently sold and told us that they 'didn't make money on the job' so they wont pay us about $32K they owe us on the project.
That being said, we are concerned and we do not trust their 'commitments' so we are filing the lien.
Do you think that we should upload/attach the promissory note to the lien? ...Read More
We work w large apartment complex in DSM Iowa. During our work there has been eye witness accounts as well as other professions/employees and tenants that have made statements even in writing regarding money being paid to and recieved by landlord manager in the form of cash as a personal request requirement for contractors or workers that are instructed to increase the amount they bill /agree to receive as payment covering that weeks wages by amounts dictated again by the manager then instructed to go cash the check he provides to them and bring back the cash back and hand over as some sort of cost of continued employment or/secure future jobs assigned. This money which on average ranges from $400 -$1000 per person per week is a regular normal business practice and in fact was uncovered bc I questioned and "dug" into suspiscions then confirmed that since our company would not participate in such activities the manager was literally removing/ yet retaining copies of invoices and even by tampering w our reciept books in attempt to avoid having to pay and yet we suspect perhaps still using the invoices in some way to justify outgoing costs on the apartment complex account. What is this called? Is there a way to demand reciepts and documentation to try and untangle this web of financial fraud and hold this man accountable. The same situation is reported by several tenants ,
witness statments range from giving cash for rent and never being provided reciepts to physical evidence that rental assistance program monies have been applied for recieved and cashed BY the apartment complex at least one of their represetatives and yet payment of assistance is or was not applied to said tenants rent due even denied that it was recieved until proof of the cashed check and the apartment representatives signature and writing was presented as proof. There are many stories of this and it appears w the COVID rent assistanc program that our clients at the apartment complex are potentially receiving considerable funds under false information provided. What do i do w all of these statements and information we want want to support our investors but as tax paying business and employees with a conscience what do we do and who do we tell again what is the limit to our involvement at this point as contractor? The tenants as a regular reached out to the only ears listening and we were flooded by information and stories that all had similar tones & accusations. We had the maintenance contract exterior interior common areas contract to upkeep as well as was a victim ourselves to these fraudulant activities as tenants. ...Read More
We send the client a notice at the time of emergency services and then a second contract is drawn up for repairs. If we have two stages to a job that are being contracted and invoiced separately (emergency services and then rebuild). Is one Wisconsin preliminary notice of lien rights and Iowa notice of work commencement sufficient?...Read More
There are so many aspects details and offensive behaviors and actions of the organization that we are or would like to pursue damages from in court. However any and all action that we take we want to make sure it does not in any way jeopardize our lien physician ability to collect and or place ourselves in a vulnerable position we want to operate within the scope of the law do what is necessary ethically and professionally with regards to the public and or occupants of the property that we hold a lien on and yet we would like to whistle blow on multiple offensive and harmful even dangerous actions . There are so many violations in conduct as a landlord and business professionals. I think maybe lets start w obligations/responsibilities we ultimately have to the occupants in the apartment complex we placed the lien on as well as keeping our name in good standing w the city inspectors. We were asked (instructed by demand) on numerous (regularly) to cover and conceil hazardous health conditions. Mind you the job its self was to remediate and/or repair a lengthy list of violations from the City of Des Moines Housing Inspector. These items many times in many units would b damage related to water leaks or line breakage etx. And bc of the time elapse and neglect to repair minor plumbing leaks appropriately and in addition neglect the exterior condition of the roof and gutters etc. Basically mold was a common and extensive issue. The manager/pk whom also claims ownership, was constantly demanding we paint over said mold and this was as we explained not remediating but conceiling which at no point did the manager disagree w it being covering up necessarily but rather he would either deny it was damaged as bad deny the pictures i presented were real and some times blatantly ask how we could cover up the issue so as just to pass reinspection rather than just fixing it appropriately. Because the water leaks and actual repairs are neglected for so many years the condition was extremely poor and the air quality i imagine was as well. The question is we feel obligated both professionally & ethically to report our findings to at the very leadt the tenants whom live there and the issues are clearly being hidden from them too when a conttractor enters thr premises works in the area and leave w fresh paint and the impression things are remediated. And or someone who can have the occupants best interest and health at heart and make sure the air is safe and the issues are addressed that can and will harm those living there. How do we proceed on thid subject professionally and legally?
I brought my vehicle to a repair shop to be repaired under an auto insurance claim. The repair shops supplemental estimate was twice the value of my vehicle. The repair shop received verbal authorization to begin repairs ON THE INITIAL ESTIMATE submitted by the insurance company, but the repair shop took it upon themselves to repair the vehicle in accordance to their own estimate before receiving any authorization to do so from the insurance company. Now, the insurance company is not willing to pay for the unauthorized repairs to my vehicle and the repair shop is threatening me with a lien if they are not paid. I, personally, have never signed any contracts or statements authorizing any work to be done on my vehicle and never gave any verbal authorization either. Can the repair shop put a lien on my vehicle when they didn't follow protocol with the insurance claim as well as not having any contractual evidence of authorization to repair?...Read More