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Home>Levelset Community>Legal Help>Property Manager interviewed me and allowed me to submit a bid for whatd it take with all labor hours for a crew and i to paint the building new fresh look .procedures for the most efficient Pressure Wash , prep ,mask, and airless spray building two coats of surpreme industry ackylic waterbased finish . to concrete brick exterior building structure. Sundries( masking tape ,plastic ,drops ,airless spray equip replacement consumables) , and boom lift rental for 1week included . proposal was accepted and signed with specific detail to assigning tenants safe parking . and completing within 6-7 work days where when landlord posted notice to doorways three days late .it was noticed that he extended timeframe 7-10 days ...indeedd granting a padd for me to complete job. in the event we experienced any type of circumstance setting a delay , job still had time to render days lost ....circumstances included are weather, un-expected road construction , equipment availability. Family emergencies , transportation issues derived from mechanical failure.. With no particular way to immediately render issue ..should arise and delay finished production .that would be understood, remedied and continued work commensment incruing extra time ,extra costs beyond $amount of signed agreement. they Will become the responsibility of the owner a/o payor of job funds to cover

Property Manager interviewed me and allowed me to submit a bid for whatd it take with all labor hours for a crew and i to paint the building new fresh look .procedures for the most efficient Pressure Wash , prep ,mask, and airless spray building two coats of surpreme industry ackylic waterbased finish . to concrete brick exterior building structure. Sundries( masking tape ,plastic ,drops ,airless spray equip replacement consumables) , and boom lift rental for 1week included . proposal was accepted and signed with specific detail to assigning tenants safe parking . and completing within 6-7 work days where when landlord posted notice to doorways three days late .it was noticed that he extended timeframe 7-10 days ...indeedd granting a padd for me to complete job. in the event we experienced any type of circumstance setting a delay , job still had time to render days lost ....circumstances included are weather, un-expected road construction , equipment availability. Family emergencies , transportation issues derived from mechanical failure.. With no particular way to immediately render issue ..should arise and delay finished production .that would be understood, remedied and continued work commensment incruing extra time ,extra costs beyond $amount of signed agreement. they Will become the responsibility of the owner a/o payor of job funds to cover

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I was recently terminated. Appearantly from project without notice , for lack of productive communication with property manager.whom by that time our relations on the brink of intolerable chaos.. I had three days left to complete job successfully within my deadline agreed . no attempt to let me know or anything ... Termination of job duties had been implemented...in a nutshell , i felt This particular job as not anything new to me .ive been involved in coordinating job procedures managing and operating a job like this at a prestine level of confidence , no headache easy, safe , quality standard un -denounced by anyone in all my years..with this man property manager since day 1 i can say should have called for a withdrawal ..lots of red flags i should have adhered to ..from The writing of first check , he deliberately wantd to attempt writing check out to my business and i said no sir ... Cause i was not using my class b general contracting lic on this job .. It was only brought to surface in our first meeting to demonstrate my ability to manage ,, for position he advertised looking for ..and if successful . he would have considered granting me this management position and fly all over states renovating his properties. Great Right ..it was perfect. So then before i could say any different he wrote me a check not for the amount of $2500 agreed and signed two minutes prior ..but for the Amount of $600 a very significant shortage on the deposit. At that moment i said ok no problem..take care of it in the wash ..after first week .. Subract the differnce from bid total as expense of my sundries and boom lift rental came about. Deposit was intended for such noted items ...none the less i kept traack of all hours worked and then to my surprise ....$20 one day for whatever...$20 another ....it was then sunday of second week in ...my hours and payroll due ...i motioned for Draw on balance to cover ins operator ,tradesmen and apprentice costs because they were due ...he wrote a check for sum of $ 800 which wasnt but a quarter of total. Calculated.. Then i mentioned my reason for my concern and that not being acceptable ..guys had been led to beleive payday for work completed was going to be issued ... Monday manager voiced his concern whers he said he unserstoood and would pay something later in the day , not anywhere near cost of progress pymnt .but he just let day drag out .. I didnt meet with him on monday ...not knowing what then he was planning ... I coprdinated and scheduled all of five guys and myself that from... fri night, mask windows necessary and stage plan of attack for sunrise sat morning...Fridays when i noticed manager had hired a painting contractor to take over... So i experienced lost time along with gas with veh.wear and tear ..telling crew midway their arrival therwd be no work ..

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Apr 3, 2018
I'm sorry to hear about that. First, regarding unpaid sums, there may be a few routes for recovery. Mechanics liens are an available remedy for those that provide work for an improvement and go unpaid. In California, a mechanics lien can be filed by a party in direct contract with the owner after completion of the direct contract, and before the earlier of either 90 days after completion of the work of improvement; or 60 days after the owner records a Notice of Completion or Cessation. Under the California mechanics lien statute, though, "completion" can refer to (1) Actual completion of the work of improvement. (2) Occupation or use by the owner accompanied by cessation of labor. (3) Cessation of labor for a continuous period of 60 days. (4) Recordation of a notice of cessation after cessation of labor for a continuous period of 30 days. So, if (1), (2), (3), or (4) has occurred, the right to file a mechanics lien has likely arisen, and a lien must be filed within 90 days after "completion;" or 60 days after a Notice of Completion or Cessation. Note, though, that if a mechanics lien is pursued, the lien is limited to the reasonable value of the work provided by the claimant, or the price agreed to by the claimant and the person who contracted for the work (minus payments already received). Because it sounds like this may be a lien on an apartment or condominium, this article might be worth a read: Mechanics Liens and Common-Interest Developments — In California, It’s Tricky. Amounts not related to work provided should not be included in a lien claim - such as per diem, travel costs, or lost profits (to name a few). Before it comes down to filing a lien, though, it should be noted that the threat of a lien filing might do the trick - often, sending a document such as a Notice of Intent to Lien will encourage an owner to pay what is due in order to avoid the potential lien. Further, a demand letter through an attorney is another alternative that can speed up payment without having to resort to a mechanics lien. Finally, an action in small claims court or through traditional litigation may also be options for recovery here - but note that the court system can be risky, especially small claims court (which is also more unpredictable).
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