I am an Auto Mechanic and I own the business. I am just barely getting my business license. I have a customer who is not paying. I did not know about the 20 day preliminary form so I never mailed one. Am I still able to get a lien on this vehicle? Also am I required to send out the 20 day form? If so should I just sent one out for every customer I get? Also will it matter that I did not have a business license at the time of the repairs? Thank you for your time....Read More
We are an Arizona general contractor. Our client is refusing to make the final payment. We just moved here this year and we were not aware that we have to give preliminary notice no more than 20 days after starting the project. Are there any remedies we have to still file a lien and get paid?
I am subcontractor that provides shotcrete services in AZ. The amount due$5720.Customer paid $4000 leaving a balance of $1720.Does it matter if the 20-day notice shows $5720 instead of the remaining balance? ...Read More
The plumber I hired had a mitigation specialist come to my house to assess water damage and I signed documents for them to run a claim through my home insurance. Within 48 hours they wanted to demo my kitchen and bathroom before my claim was approved. I emailed company and called stating I wanted their equipment removed from my house and no longer wanted them to work on my home. I received a 20 day preliminary notice. I am in AZ. What does this mean? Should I be concerned that they have a lien on my house? I asked for a detailed invoice, but have not received it. The preliminary notice states $3000 for equipment and materials. What do I do?...Read More
We are an equipment supplier and need to know:
Is the project start date is that the date the first piece of equipment SHIPPED or DELIVERED?
Is the project end date the date that the last piece of equipment SHIPPED or DELIVERED?...Read More
We prepared drawings for a contractor in Canada in anticipation of a supply and install contract in conjunction with the project. When they failed to contract us, we billed them for our drawings (since we found out they were using them to provide to other contractors to build our system) . They have failed to pay our invoice after acknowledging it. What avenues of recourse do we have, if any (since they're in Canada and we were never in contract)?...Read More
We are a General Contractor in the State of AZ. The Preliminary Notice that was sent to our client has a notarial certificate on the last page that appears to be for the recipient to sign at the time of receipt of the notice . Is this a required step for the document to be valid? Am I required to have them mail it back to me once signed? Also, does it need to be notarized? Thank you....Read More
We are a GC and commenced work last week at a project for which we have entered into a cost plus agreement with the owner. Since we don't have a specific dollar amount on our contract, are we to use what we believe will be the total based on our initial schedule of values? At this point, it is just a preliminary budget because we don't yet have the building plans and won't until well after our first 20 days since they are still in the works with the architect. If our dollar amount ends up increasing, would we just file an amended notice? And would we do that at the time we know what the revised amount will be, or do we need to wait until we exceed the initial amount by 30 percent? Thank you. ...Read More
How do I cancel a preliminary notice? I received one from a materials store and they acknowledged it was a mistake after the subcontractor contacted them and sent me an email asking me to disregard the notice. Would this suffice in case they want to actually lien the property?...Read More
I am the general contractor doing a project with my cousin Bryce Coleman with just a verbal agreement. I put up 15 acres which he then split into 3 - 5 acre lots. Our agreement was he would pay me for my lots and we would split the profits in half when the 3 homes sold. three quarters the way through he filed a restraining order against me and said there was never any agreement. There is also a investor involved that loaned up $750,000 to build the three houses. Now my cousin is claiming the property is his and all the profits. I would like to file a mechanics lien to stop the sale of the house until he comes to his senses and wants to sit down and solve this issue. ...Read More
My senior citizen friend just got a 20 day preliminary notice in Arizona, regarding some ongoing work by RMJ Construction for mold damage. She is not knowingly remiss in a payment, and even paid an estimated half up front. Getting such a legal language notice is worrisome. ...Read More