We worked on a school in Sanford, FL. We finished and billed for 95% of the job and was paid very slowly. The GC wanted us to use materials that was not approved by the architect and go over block work that someone else had messed up on. Without letting us know they brought in another company that was doing terrible work, using the non approved materials and making a mess of the work we had already completed. We have pictures of the work we did and up to 95% completion that was approved by the GC. We also have pictures of the other company using the non approved materials and doing work that was not up to the quality of work that our company had done on the buildings. We now want to get our retainage for the work that had been approved(up to 95%) completion. They were slow to pay at best and looking to cheat us out of the work that we had already completed. At this point we are worried they will try to keep the retainage that is owed to us. Should we bill them for the retainage or put a lien to be sure to get our retainage money?...Read More
I am in Florida and I am an HVAC contractor.
The project's GC is asking me to sign the "WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIEN UPON PROGRESS PAYMENT"; Send it to him by email so he can send me the check.
I sent him a CONDITION and he says he can't say conditional.
Is he correct?
Should I sign him as he wants?
Please tell me how I can proceed.
Hi, we provided labor in the summer of 2020 in Florida to Sutherlin Nissan. We did not file an NTO on time. We filed an NTO recently though, then a Notice of Intent to Lien, hoping it might spur a response. The customer called our bluff stating that the NTO was filed too late. What are our options to pursue collections?...Read More
We are newly established a construction company at Miami, we would like to enter Department of Defense works, do we need any construction license? if yes which ones do we need and how can we apply for them. And also if we just do renovation or newly build villas, do we also need any construction license? Thank you very much for your cooperation....Read More
1. If I have a contract with a GC to install solar panels on several properties, do I have to send NTO's to each property despite the single contract?
2. Is design and engineering part of the "45 days after first providing labor or materials?" Does our time start ticking when we first set foot on the jobsite or when we start the pre-work?...Read More
Can the builder halt completion by refusing to obtain Certificate of Occupancy, ordering final inspection, and paying impact fees? Essentially, can they hold the keys hostage and halt the project because we refuse to pay interest on a VA construction loan?...Read More
We have several projects that are lengthy. We have been receiving progress payments, however we are not creeping up on the deadline to file a lien. I know that I can't file a lien because we have been receiving payments. Should I file a new Notice to Owner each time I receive a progress payment or is there another way to do this and stay protected?...Read More
We were on site this past Sat. to address punchlist items. Should I modify the date of when last date of material/labor was delivered? We want to ensure we are able to file against surety on this when ready due to non payment....Read More
I paid a mechanic to fix my van and it took it upon him self to send it to someone else without letting me know and now they are telling me that I have to pay for it before I get my van back who is responsible for the bill...Read More
We are a home staging company. We consult on properties, Providing design and decorating and home-improvement tips as well as lease our furniture and furnishings to homeowners and style their homes to make them appealing for sale. Our client paid the project fee on a credit card but has since disputing the charge to get out of paying for our services all together even though our work was completed and our services provided a desirable result and her house is under contract. We are now facing have to refund all the funds paid and coming out at a net loss after we did the work, and has enjoyed our furniture for 2 months- she still has the furniture, in fact. We are a small business and deserve to be compensated according to the terms of our agreement and common decency. Any guidance here would be very helpful. The clock is ticking and we need to take action before the Hoise closes next week. ...Read More
We are a subcontractor hired on a project to install framing and drywall.
The project is finalized with pending change orders payments and contract payments . The GC and Owner is requesting Sworn Statement, please advise .
There's is definitely something going on , there's no response to payment request ....Read More
Hi. I did a job for an RPI Kitchen & Bath still not get my payment. He said that he will pay me when he gets to pay. I spoke with the GC and he told me that he already pay him. I don't know who's lying....Read More