Great. I'm trying to figure out something. We're a concrete service business(Sub). We mainly estimate our projects with materials and concrete costs. However, we started a project where we only did the labor work and the contractor was responsible to pay for materials and concrete cost. However, those cost went on our account with our vendors for better pricing. The problem is that they have to invoice their investors and once they get a payment they release the checks to our vendors. However, they've paid a few outstanding invoices here and there. Now they're asking for an "unconditional waiver and release on a progress payment". Should I allow our vendors to send it out? From what I've read it seems like I shouldn't. However we've gotten paid for a portion of our work but again we only billed for labor, not the material as the agreement was that they would pay for it directly, and I'm not sure how this would apply now. ...Read More
I am having a custom home built by a local home builder. Work is almost complete and I am required to pay a final draw after a CO is issued. All prior draws have been paid to the contractor in a timely manor, (within 3 days of request). I have not requested any documentation of payment of material suppliers, sub-contractors, or labor to this point. What should I ask my contractor to provide prior to making final payment to protect me form liens that may be filed after the work is complete?...Read More
I have received a partial payment for the past due amount. I have a lein on the property. Should I accept partial payment and continue to try to collect on the remaining balance?
My fear is that if I accept this partial payment I will not be able to collect the final balance. ...Read More
I filled a lien for non payment but the GC turned in a waiver to the business owner stating he had paid everyone.
I had call the owner and the GC months before filling the lien but didn’t notify them in writing that I hadn’t been paid. I filled my lien before the deadline but the business owner is threatening to sue me if I don’t release the lien...Read More
I own a carpet cleaning company and an office we clean carpet for, has asked me to sign a "Conditional Waiver and Release of Lien." I told them I do not need to sign it because we do not put liens on property. They are insisting we sign and I don't see why, when I have never put a lien on a property and I don't ever intend on putting a lien on a property. I don't even think I can legally put a lien on an office if they don't pay me after I clean their carpets. I live in Alabama and my business is in Alabama. Can you please let me know if I could even put a lien on a property? Also, if I can't put a lien on a property, why would I need to sign a Lien Waiver?
Thanks! Ann Mobley - Owner - Heaven's Best Carpet Cleaning of Birmingham, AL...Read More
Contractor remodeling a part of the interior of my house is owed a balance and I want to know what form I use to insure that he has paid all of the suppliers and any laborers he used to complete the work....Read More