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I am a steel subcontractor working on a public job in Alabama. I have two separate "contracts" for this job. A purchase order for the steel materials and a subcontract for the steel field erection services. The GC has had all kinds of problems on this job and is likely facing some liquidated damages. As such they are looking for every possible pocket to back charge including mine. No matter how false the claims, they are using a "throw it against the wall" approach and see what sticks. Yesterday the informed me they are holding payment until they can confirm or argue many of their so called "back charges" for delays. So, I would like to file liens to protect myself. (a) do I need to file separate liens for the PO and the subcontract? I would think I would? (b) I currently have billing that is 20 days past due and more coming due in about 15 days. Can I only file for the past due amounts or should I file for all amounts due? Thanks,...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 15, 2021
AlabamaBack ChargesBond ClaimsMechanics LienSlow Payment
We filed a lien on this project and since filing, the GC is stating that although they did receive all of the materials listed for the lien, where we delivered materials and what we are claiming as the Legal Job Address are different so our lien is invalid and we should "settle". But, is not that a common thing: Materials being delivered 'close' to the jobsite but not always AT? Our lien should be valid, correct? The reason the address on the lien was changed is because Levelset found an address different from what we had....Read More
Anonymous Material Supplier
2 answersAdd commentOct 4, 2021
Alabama
, (the Owner) from any obligation to protect the undersigned and to waive any lien or right of lien which the undersigned may have on said premises to secure payment. NOW, THEREFORE, in order to induce the Owner to make payment to Contractor, the undersigned hereby waives and releases any and all liens, rights of lien and claims on or against the premises at the above address given and on any and all structures and buildings located thereon arising under any law of the State wherein said premises are situated; and hereby releases and discharges the Owner from any obligation to protect the undersigned for and on account of work performed and/or materials furnished by the undersigned at said premises through and including the last date of the payment Period. The undersigned represents that all sales and use taxes, if any, applicable to any materials furnished by or for the undersigned have been paid in full. SIGNED this ...Read More
Lorena Oliveira
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 28, 2021
AlabamaLien WaiversRight to Lien
We signed a lien waiver do do building units, but haven't received any payment, can we still put a lien hold ?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
2 answersAdd commentSep 28, 2021
Alabama
If a contractor is doing a 25k job and towards completion requests for payment before completing the job. Can they request a Mechanics Lien? They have yet to complete the job. While the owner is waiting for them to finish the work before paying....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 24, 2021
AlabamaMechanics Lien
We are a general contractor in Alabama. We did some work for the DNUS facility in Madison Alabama by PO for Baseline electric based out of Kentucky. They had a contract with Marubeni who had the contract to deliver and install from DNUS. Our PO was a time and material PO with no fixed price. Work orders were signed weekly by Baseline. Baseline complained of slow payments from Marubeni but in reality he has received almost one million in payments but only transferred $218,000.00 to us. The second issue is his contract apparently with Marubeni was 1,240,000.00. He advised them early on due to Covid overruns are to be expected. To complicate things Marubeni is claiming baseline was not licensed in AL. In my opinion this is their omission as they contracted it to him and we had no involvement in that contract. Also my opinion they should have gotten partial lien releases signed each month to ensure we were receiving the funds. Where do we stand in this situation...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 13, 2021
AlabamaMechanics Lien
A licensed electrician or unlicensed electrician pleaded guilty to not having a license will they be able to collect restitution...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 13, 2021
AlabamaPayment Disputes
I'm a subcontractor, and have sent out 2 notice of lien to the company that hired us for roof replacement, for 2 different jobs that have not been paid for. They are now coming back with back charges and threats to the Alabama Dept of Insurance. 1st they kept asking for pictures, I advised them multiple times that pictures were not taken by us, because he was there taking pictures. ...Read More
Myrna Romero
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 9, 2021
AlabamaConstruction ContractMechanics Lien
We're a supplier that works in gulf states. Are there any added protections for jobs that pertain to federal disaster relief, like Hurricane Ida?...Read More
Anonymous Material Supplier
3 answersAdd commentSep 3, 2021
Alabama
I am a GC in Alabama. Lien was filed due to non-payment. Homeowner went to refinance the home and "realized" a lien had been placed on the property. (For the record the entire process was followed correctly) Now, the title company is saying they can not release payment until the Release of Lien is filed and Lien is off the record. Is that normal or no?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 1, 2021
Alabama
selling appliances direct to a apartment community...Read More
Anonymous Material Supplier
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 1, 2021
AlabamaMechanics Lien
I agreed to work on a small residential project under a friend of mine. Being that he is a friend and I trusted him we didnt draw up a contract for the scope of work; I told him I would work when he needed me until project completion at $20 an hour. He agreed and I got to work. Now the project is completed and he has been paid in full as of last week by the property owners. I have only received $100 in payment as he said it was all he had. After 3 days of pressing him he finally said he needed a more detailed invoice so I sent it over. He claimed it still wasn't detailed enough in addition to wanting a more detailed copy of a materials receipt for the project that he was present at time of purchase. I went to home Depot and asked them for a copy of the detailed materials receipt and added as many details as possible to the original invoice for the days and hours worked and sent that on over. I have gotten no response from him after sending over the requested, more detailed invoice. I have been subcontracting under him believing he was completely honest and licensed; however, I have sinced discovered that he is not licensed, bonded or insured and has been practicing horticulture without any permit of the Alabama State department of Agriculture as well as contracting without a license for over a year now. In addition, since he did not ask for a W-9 I'm assuming he has not been reporting his earnings to the IRS either. At this point I am wanting to inquire an experts help to see what action(s) I can take against his unfulfilled promise to pay-when-paid and against his illegal practices not only for myself but for the other members of our community and the honest, hard-working legitimate landscaping professionals who are losing job opportunities to an illegitimate unlicensed contractor undercutting their pricing. I would like to note that I am recognized by the state of Alabama as a legitimate business as an LLC offering handyman services. Thank you in advance for any help in this matter....Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentAug 30, 2021
AlabamaPay When Paid
I hired a GC to do small renovation at my home. He won't do some of the items listed in the contract saying we "agreed" to delete them after the price and work were quoted. He demands full payment with several items on contract not completed and is threatening a lien. What do I do?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 26, 2021
Alabama
No written contract. Builder gave a budget to build house that was needed for construction loan. In the budget the builder quoted $8500 for dirt work but the invoice presented for payment is $30000 and work not complete. Builder advised if bill not pay he will file a lien against property. There were no conversation from builder about budget was not adhered to or a change order discussed or signed. Its going to take at least $12000 to finish dirt work so that we can start on house foundation. Excavation company had moved all equipment before builder verified that work was completed per house plans. If I don't pay $30000 can the builder and excavation company issue a valid lien on property? I have no sign contract with either party and the budget was $8500. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 15, 2021
AlabamaMechanics Lien
The client short paid us on a bill. ...Read More
Scott Ebert
1 answerAdd commentAug 5, 2021
Alabama