How to determine lien amount that has extras that are not in original estimate/contract.

6 days ago

I’m an electrical contractor in the clermont area that is having a dispute over extras and the owner is a very angry person and refuses to pay partial final trim/extras. He’s also not allowing me to get my 16’ ladder from the premises. I want to file lien but do not want to file a fraudulent lien like I heard you referring to on your talk on you tube. I would also like to get advise on getting all the ducks lined up with my business as far as contracts and routines to protect myself and the company for all future transactions. Thank you, Bobby Garner
Amp’d Electric inc
A+BBB. Better Business Bureau accredited business with A+ rating.

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Project Role: Subcontractor
Project Type: Residential
Attorney Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
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Making sure you have the right amounts in your lien can be tricky. There are items you cannot include in a lien that you might ultimately be entitled to payment for under a breach of contract claim. You should consult with an attorney to ensure that your lien amount is correct and to make sure that you have all your ducks in a row. The only way to enforce a lien is through litigation, so it makes some sense to have an attorney help in the preparation of it. 

Also, the amounts in your lien will be dependent on your contract terms to a degree. So it’s smart to want to make sure those are in order. I’ve helped a lot of clients with that and it’s always good to see contractors taking the documentation for their business seriously. 

Feel free to post more information or reach out if you have further questions. 

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