I am a self employed sub contractor of entertainment (musical) performances at nursing homes in the States of CT and RI. My issue is in reference to one my CT based clients, for which I do programs at 5 of their facilities in both CT and RI. I know that I am not the only entertainer that is having issues in collecting. I have a date going back to April 2019 and a different facility for June 2019. The rest are monthly performances beginning with September 2019. They are now 6 months is arrears. The email address on their website is incorrect. I did obtain an email address to which I sent a respectful letter several weeks ago, with no response. This site appears to pertain only to Construction job, is that correct or does it also apply to other vendor situations? Thank you for your time and any information or direction you can provide. Sincerely, Judy Hall Gray, Hope Valley, RI...Read More
I am a material supplier on construction projects. I want to know if I send out the design sheet before the actual material is supplied, can I consider the design sheet as first material supplied? And send the notice of commencement based on that?...Read More
Just wondering if the contract section below is in any way effecting my ability to file a lien against the General Contractor? (I am the Sub-Contractor).
13. Indemnity. In addition to the other indemnification provisions in this agreement, Sub-Contractor shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless Contractor, and Project Owner, and their affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against the following, to the fullest extent permitted by law:
(a) All mechanic's and materialmen's liens, and all costs, attorney's fees and expenses incurred in connection with any such liens which arise by reason of or are related to the work or any part thereof.
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We are filing a Small Claims lawsuit against a non paying customer here in CT. I wanted to get clarification on where the filing needs to occur. CT guidelines are: "If the plaintiff is a person and not a business and the case does not involve a landlord-tenant matter, the place where the hearing (trial) will take place (venue), if a hearing is necessary, will be a court in one of the following places: (1) where you live; (2) where the party you are suing (the defendant) lives or does business; or (3) where the thing or injury you are suing about took place. If the claim is a landlord-tenant matter, the trial will be in the court location where the house or apartment (premises) is located." Can we file in the jurisdiction where we live, or must we file where the defendant lives which is also where the project was completed?
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Have not received payment for work completed this far. Keep getting excuses as to it why it can't be paid. Started this job in 2021 and it's still on going with all the re-work. Re-work completed and we still can't get paid....Read More
I advanced contractor $1,500 for work and materials. He is billing me for materials and refuses to give me itemized receipts from Home Depot. I believe his amounts are fraudulent and refuses to share actual receipts as he promised to do. He told me my invoice from him is the amount I owe him. Feel I was over charged $500. He started a drywall project he said he cannot complete. He dropped off a check drawn on an inactive company in Florida for only $181.00 with a note on the back of the check,”cashing this ck concludes all business”. How do I demand these two receipts? I have asked him twice for the receipts and he told me he cant give me something he does not have. I checked with Home Depot and they told me that they can print copies of receipts within 180 days. I verified and confirmed with another contractor and he agreed with me that I was overcharged approximately $600. How do I proceed to get receipts and honesty from this person? I am a single, senior citizen homeowner trying to complete a renovation in my family room due to water damage. Please advise. Dont think he is licensed in CT....Read More
We are a subcontractor that recently finished a project. There was a situation where our work damaged someone else's work by accident. The GC at the end of the project sent us a backcharge for the repair. We disputed in saying that according to the plans we were clear of utilities, someone deviatated from the plans. If utilities were not placed in that area we would of never caused the problem.
We received a response," just because something is not where it is supposed to be, does not give us the right to damage it."
We expressed it was an accident and we referenced the plans/drawings so we would not damage utilities.
I have not heard back about the matter, I'm refusing to sign the backcharge. We still have monies owed to us.
By the sounds of it, it is going to be a dispute.
Should we request a prompt payment, or file a mechanics lien? Or both?
We are a contractor who did work for a Management Company upon request (yes, we have been onsite in the last 30 days) but we did a larger project 1/30/2023 for which we did not get paid.
The property Manager that hired us unexpectedly pasted away and the Building now has a NEW Property Management who took over the account. We have been contacting them monthly for payment and have now learned they are unable to get new signer on the checkbook. He refuses to sign any of our open invoices.(signer is REAL owner of the building not property management).
Any advice other than file the Mechanics Lien?...Read More
Hello! We have affordable housing project in Connecticut, we are materials supplier, owner is non profit organization. Which project type in Levelset we should select for Affordable housing projects- can affordable housing projects be under "state/county" type? Our last delivery was 07/29/2021, and only retainage is left not paid. This project have a bond, so we could file bond claim. Could you please explain deadline for retainage bond claim, as we don't know when our client - general contractor applies for or receives retainage. They said that project is not finished yet and that's why retainage is not paid yet. Thank you!...Read More
I did a project in Norwich CT that involved flooring sales, Installation and painting. This was for an office building that a doctor was having built. We did all the paint and all the floors. There was issues on this job from the get go. GC of the job wasnt completing work in time or finishing the work at all, and in some cases made errors that were so big that some of the job had to be redone. Long story short it was a struggle to get through this job and at the end we did not get paid. He hired an outside inspector, and the report came back that we didnt do our job correctly. Based off the report the inspector gave the information provided is inaccurate and full of misinformation. I applied a lien last August and i need to start working on foreclosing. I can provide all the details and information i have. Might be best to have a conversation with someone....Read More
Provided Emergency Repair Work for a local Business, but suddenly now that it is time to take payment they are unresponsive. I have detailed notes & photos of the repairs and all steps taken from phone calls, to dispatch, purchases and successful repair. No signed contract since it was a small emergency repair....Read More
My wife works in financial services ad is subject to FINRA compliance, which includes informing employer of liens. We had a mechanics lien filed against our home years ago (10 years) and while we n sign of it we'd like to know a) it was withdrawn b) whether mechanics liens are subject to FINRA compliance...Read More
I used to work for a large construction management firm in Boston, MA and recently started an underground utilities company. Dumb question, do lien rights still apply in the utilities industry where we are not working on a single private property but instead installing fiber optic conduit for a private internet provider within a municipalities right of way?