Post a question in our community to get free advice from Construction Attorneys in your state, typically within a week. Questions are public, so do not share personal information. For extra privacy, select the anonymous option.
I lend $50k to a LLC with a deed on a property. The note has expired 2 months ago. And this LLC owns another property and this LLC is selling this property, so I would like to put a lien against the property they are selling to get my money back....Read More
I was hired by a Colorado GC to install as specified in the plans provided by the architect (this included which specific products to install). There is an issue with the manufacture of the products themselves, but they were installed properly. I am being told that I have punch list items to complete because the products are not working correctly. The products are defective, but install was correct. The GC should have already received 3 draws on this project, but is saying they have not received any payment. There is a pay when paid clause in the contract. The project is in CO.
Due to the corona virus, the site (it is a visual arts center owned by a university) is shut down so I couldn't do the punch list even if I wanted to.
What steps do I need to take to preserve my lien rights? How can I send an NOI when they aren't even open?...Read More
I have filed a Lien in Colorado. Filing # in hand. It's been 3 years since filing. I want to ensure that I renew the filing when necessary, assuming payment is still not made. What are my options re collection efforts to let them know this will not go away?...Read More
We are a roofing company that sub-contracted roofing work on a commercial project from another roofing company. We supplied labor only. The property owner has paid the contractor, but the contractor will not pay us. We have already sent the Intent to Lien to the contractor and the property owner and still refusal to pay. We filed the lien with the county court and they have been sent a copy. The contractor and the property owner still refuse to pay. What paper work do I need to enforce the lien and start the foreclosure process? ...Read More
Ive already sent the intent letter and have the lien filed through you. But she has retained an attorney and lied to him about the situation and he is now threatening to sue. I need an attorney, can you help?...Read More
I've just finished my first large job as a company. It was a learning process. I billed the customer weekly to bi-weekly for majority of the project. I billed them on 3 or 4 occasions for cost of equipment and operation. The last payment being recieved beginning of October. It is now March, after receiving their final bill, they are trying to dispute the rental charges from 5 months ago...Read More
I would like to formulate a contract whereby my property price is fixed at the minimum amount possible and the person's labor is fixed at the maximum amount possible in order that he work in exchange for a share in my property. I am thinking that about 12-18 months is the length of time I want it to take him to acquire a 50% share in my property, after which the contract would terminate and any further work performed would have to be under a new contract. (I have worked with Robert Murillo before, but I guess this form is not specific to Mr. Murillo.)...Read More
We are a school district in Colorado and we had hired a local contractor to install HVAC upgrades to three of our schools. Are we required to have a performance bond from him? The total am ount of the job bid is $993,000. Would a retainage fee of 5% be a better option?...Read More
We are a steel detailing company that had contracts with a steel fabricator (Flawless Steel Welding). We had struggles getting payments for 2 other projects, however it was paid after filing pre-liens, however the last project we did for them we were not paid, and we did send out a pre lien hoping they would pay. We wanted to file a mechanics lien, however the last time we performed work on this project was back in April 26, 2022. We deserved payment for this project, because we provided the drawings they needed to get fabrication approval and they were able to fabricate the steel and install it. What are my options of pursuing payment? ...Read More
I am under contract on a new build that has lots of defects including a missing steel I-beam and support posts in the basement. The house isn't even finished and the foundation walls and slab floor have cracks. Drywall on the main floor has numerous cracks in the ceilings and walls. The flatwork in the garage is shoddy and humps in the middle not allowing the garage door to close all the way. There are so many problems and I am supposed to close in 6 weeks. I no longer want this defective pit and want my earnest money returned. I spoke to one attorney over the phone and he said if I don't close then the builder will likely sue me for the entire amount of the purchase price. How is that possible? I have engineer reports and tons of photos....Read More
I had done weekly services for this customer for lawn maintaince. When i served him with the intent to file he kept telling me he would make payments and never did. Can i still file this with the county even though my dead like is in 2 days?...Read More
A piano was refinished for a customer, who has not paid. Several attempts were made to collect and he stated that a check was sent. A check has not been received. There is no physical contract for said work but it amounts to $11,000. The Customer has said that he was satisfied with the work and has the finished product. ...Read More
I have several invoices outstanding for project management I performed for a general contractor across multiples sites, so I'm working on filing a lien for the value of the time I spent working on each project against each corresponding property. Can I file two lines on one property? One would be for project management work, the other would be for construction (handyman) labor I performed on the site under a separate invoice. When I send my NOI, can I send all of them in one envelope to the GC? Do I have to send the owners NOI to their residential address, or can I send it to their project address if it has a mailbox?...Read More