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Hello, my company is having trouble collecting on a 5 month past due account in the amount of $90,171.66. We have made multiple attempts trying to call the owner and several different other people that pertain to this project, but as of yet no response. We have not sent any prerequisite documents (Conditional Waiver or Prelim) but do need to move further with this account. It has been 5 months past due, we are aware that we have way passed the 20 day Prelim deadline, would my company still be able to file a Preliminary Notice for this project? if not, how would we be able to go about securing our mechanic lien rights? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 20, 2021
CaliforniaLien DeadlinesLien PriorityNotice of Intent to LienPreliminary Notice
We have a contract with a GC that requires us to hire our own Engineer for Electrical drawings. What is the best contract form for me to use between us (the sub) and the engineer?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 20, 2021
CaliforniaConstruction Contract
I am a contractor that provided Emergency Services to the owner builder and they are not paying me. I am filing a mechanics lien, whats next?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 20, 2021
CaliforniaMechanics Lien
Butte county department of behavioral health, is it prevailing wage and if not why?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 20, 2021
CaliforniaPrevailing Wages
I have not been paid yet and my 90 days is running out. The client keeps emailing that they are processing the check but no payment yet. Is an email stating that if I don't get paid by a certain date I will file a mechanics lien enough?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 19, 2021
California
I'm GC who did NOT send a prelim notice for a project and now wondering how to collect on unpaid balances....Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 19, 2021
CaliforniaConstruction ContractLien WaiversMechanics LienPay ApplicationsPreliminary NoticeRetainage
I filed a claim against a bond company for landscaping that was done incorrectly. We called them on several occasions with a response that they would get back to me or no response at all. The principal responded that he didn’t do anything wrong. I responded to the Bond company with estimates and pictures of everything wrong. The bond company is now saying that I need to let the company come out to try and repair. I had already advised that I did not want them to come back to my house. Do I have to let them come back in order to receive a refund from the bond? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 20, 2021
California
Greetings, I have a California Gen B Contractors license under an existing business name. My wife and I would like to open a new company under a different name. Can I "extend" the use of my license to our new company or would I need to completely change the license to the new company? Ideally, I would like to operate both. Thank you!...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 12, 2021
CaliforniaLicenses
completed a job in 2018 of a multi unit apartment complex. Completed the 90 day turn over period and also did a walk with the incoming grounds keeper. Any issues that arose during that period were taken care of. After that the owner found water in the bottom of the elevator pit and started a lawsuit. The owner and gc are in dispute over water leaking into the building thus a lawsuit started, my retention has been held up for years- once this comes to settle and they release retention do they put a % on for each month that it was late? On my proposal it states 1.9% per month but i also signed the msa for the gc. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 19, 2021
California
We are a sub sub contractor for a job. We filed a Stop Payment Notice delay claim in Oct 2020. Since then we have additional delay claim costs plus we have an additional claim regarding unfunded change orders. Do we file two new claims or is there a better method to handle? The public entity, direct contractor, surety, etc. are the same....Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 16, 2021
California
I worked in 2017 as an independent contractor for a company that built and coordinated the installation of high-end retail window displays. We had worked together for years but payments started taking longer and then became partial payments used to keep the next job going. Eventually the payments stopped. I've been able to get a few payments over the years, however I am stilled owed close to $10,000. Do I still have any legal rights in this instance or have I simply waited and been stringed along for to long? The particular store for this time period was Hugo Boss. I worked in California and the company hired me from New York rather than sending their own employees across the country. Thank you for your time....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 19, 2021
CaliforniaSlow Payment
Did not send prelim notice. Job is commercial hotel. has not been 90 days. No construction lender. Can I lien? ...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
2 answersAdd commentApr 18, 2021
California
based on what our scout found one of the jobs we just delivered equipment to is actually a state/county type. does the prelim still protect our company in case the GC doesn't pay? this GC has been hard to collect from in the past. please see what the scout found below. they refuse to provide a surety bond. Job Type Updated You provided Commercial Scout Research found State / County Resolved automatically according to your Scout Preferences. March 17 at 5:04 PM researcher Tyler Schiro found the job here: DataTree Project#7558646 - dtx_7558646.pdf March 17 at 4:09 PM...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
2 answersAdd commentMar 18, 2021
California
How many days can I extend a notice to lien?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 19, 2021
CaliforniaLien Waivers
My contractor did a very poor work,when we asked him to redo,he refused it.I asked him stop the work first ,and let me find the 3rd party to evaluate his work,he was very mad ,and started to do and say something nasty. There are there contractor came in and evaluate his work,they all told me it have to redo,can't fix.And told me my contractor violate a lot building rules. My contractor keep on saying his work is almost done, I can't stop his work, I owe him,he attacked my personality and my occupation,this morning(04/16/21)we realized he might took my paints(We asked him to buy for us,but we already paid him,I texted him,he still said something nasty,but just didn't answer the question.) I need to consult some questions: 1.Is his statement true? 2.I plan to fire him,what should I do so that I won't violate the law. 3.Is it worthy to set a trial like my case. I don't if you are familiar with the construction law.And has any experience to help homeowner to deal issues with bad contractor.If so,please call me....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 16, 2021
CaliforniaPayment Disputes