I have a case pending , where as I worked for a homeowner to do carpentry remodel on their residence. I was paid by the hour and turned over receipts to get reimbursed for material. They pulled the permit. I told them I couldn’t pull the permit because I’m not state license contractor. The job was over an 8 month timeframe. 13 invoices were paid. 2 invoices have not, for a total of $6125.00 due me. We went to court last Monday 6/14/21. The judge is reviewing the evidence and I’m waiting on his response. The couple also got divorced during construction and I was replace/ fired from the project. The attorney pointed out I had no business filing suit because I wasn’t licensed. I told him I was working directly for the homeowner as a carpenter and prior to the divorce the husband was working with me. So what are your thoughts. ...Read More
I'm a subcontractor that installs tile. I did a Restaurant and they called me today for me to go and repair broken tile. Tile that I didn't leave like that when I finish installing. They were damaged because they put the millwork where it wasn't suppose to go. I would like to know if I would do a change order to get paid for repairing the tile?...Read More
Im a landscape laborer working on a residential property. A tenant at the property hired us then decided that he didn't want to pay for the work that was being done. He basically did a chargeback and didn't pay for any of the work that was done after telling my guys to leave the property. Am I able to set the lien or do I need to sue outright. ...Read More
A company filed a Materialsmans and Mechanics claim of lien on my house. I have paid him in full per the work authorization he was given and has has signed his invoices to me as paid in full. He has no details as to what this $18K is even for, and again, we have cancelled checks and invoices signed by him as paid in full. What do I do? I live in Georgia, Gwinnett County
I'm a subcontractor and I got a new contract to work on a new build multifamily development in NC. I'd like to send a preliminary notice, but I'm not sure if I should send one notice or if I should send a notice for each individual address within the development? If I send one notice with the development name will that cover the full scope for each building? From my understanding it is one owner....Read More
I’m a renter on this property the owner was arrested on the property for shooting one of the tenants friends in the back as he tried to run away. Then the owners mother and father took over and asked me to collect rents and do the maintenance work at this property I remove Two 40 yard roll off dumpsters with nothing but house hold trash from the people that owned it before these people bought the property the owners mother was supposed to pay me for the removal of all the garbage these peopl looked like had been tossing out the back door for years in took me two weeks with a rag and snow shovel to get it done then I started removing the inside of the house the people that lived here their hole life out of the house I’ve paid out of my pocket for evictions I’ve paid out of pocket for fixing the plumbing replaced hot water heater toilets and they have not paid me anything for my labor or out of pocket expenses. I also have a ticket for another tenet burning his house hold trash which is 590 dollars she said she would pay now she said she paid for dumpsters and refused to pay this burn ticket can I file a lien on this property for my labor an out of pocket money...Read More
As a business owner, what do I do when a client refuses to pay for a bathroom remodel project? I have a client who wanted to do some remodeling on her bathroom. I gave her an estimate we did the work and she loved it. Then she started complaining about a few minor cosmetic issues. Contractor and I went to the property to look at those issues, which we then offered to fix at no cost to her. She agreed and was set to have those cosmetic issues fixed. Next day she sent me text messages saying she refuses our services, she will not pay, and she wants money back for all materials and the deposit she gave. What do I do? ...Read More
how do i protest a mechanics lien that was filed fraudulently in Georgia? The contractor performed awful work in our home. He also billed us for things that he did not do, and left our home in a general mess. He filed a lien against the property even though we have extensive supporting documentation that supports our protest...Read More
Can General Contractors withhold a check from a subcontractor because the total dollar amount of the Supplier and Installer Conditional Lien Waivers from that period is more than the amount of the check being cut to the Subcontractor for that same period?
We are a flooring Subcontractor. We have been requested from a General Contractor to collect Conditional Lien Waivers from all our Suppliers and Installers. The total dollar amount of the Conditional Lien Waivers is more than the amount we are receiving a check for from April's Pay Application. Because of this, they are refusing to cut us a check. Is this legal in the state of Georgia?...Read More
I am renting a shed on the property the owner made me manager of the property to collect money from tenants they rented two dumpsters and need more I have filled both 40yard dumpsters alone with piles of trash the tenants had put in back yard for several years now they want me to clean out the 2bedroom two bath home with all the contents that the renter left behind which tch is everything including clothes the only thing they took with them was the clothes they had on. The owner has not paid me for any of the work or the money I paid on the eviction at the courthouse ...Read More
General contractor has not finished the job, and is not responding.
Subcontractors threatening mechanic lien on house in Georgia
I plan to stay in house for 5 more years. Should I wait mechanic lien out, or should I hire an attorney ...Read More
I'm a contractor and on January 27th, about 10 days after a settlement was reached with the client in email, the client submitted a fraudulent charge on her credit that she used to pay our company and the charge was reversed and funds were removed from our account. We hoped to settle through the client's credit card company, American Express, since we had documentation of the settlement amount with the client, but as of last Friday were not successful in doing so and were not aware of 90 day rule on liens as this was the first time our company has had to file one. We do have detailed email and text documentation of our efforts, before photos and after photos from the real estate listing as the client is now trying to sell the house....Read More