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I hired a former Property Manager with good experience to do both management and what maintenance she could do. It worked fine. She asked me to pay her each month and how much and to some degree, what it was for. I always paid in full, either immediately or in a few days, occasionally. Now she threatens to file a lien for bills she did not tell me about or money she "advanced in my behalf" for bills she did not provide me, apparently, and that was not what we ever did even once before and was totally unexpected. It seems like extortion to me. But I have two real estate closings coming up in weeks and more later and she or her attorney mention lien and lawsuit as if two different possible options for them. Obviously I will defend against both, but Tre at Levelset says the amount of "due diligence" (not his words) done by Levelset is not very extensive and a lien could be filed that was not truly valid. How do I go about disputing that lien I think is invalid and removing the lien from the subsequent closing?...Read More
Ev Senter
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 18, 2021
HawaiiCredit Processes
I loaned five thousand dollars to pay the taxes on TMK: 3-9-2-11-8 and 9. The taxes remain unpaid and I want to get my money back....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentFeb 1, 2020
HawaiiLien on Funds
I am an administrative assistant with a construction company and was asked to do a mechanics lien. I am not sure where or even how to begin. ...Read More
Bruce Kim
Waiting for answerAdd commentAug 10, 2021
Hawaii
Estimate given ESTIMATE OK'd Nothing signed. No proposal or Quote Given Cash installment paid Job starts Customers visit shop 3 times. All seems ok Cabinets transported to residence. Cabinets install begins roughly 10 days to complete install. Install included extra trims and panels not included in estimate. install complete invoice given. no Payment. Invoice given again. no payment. Third invoice given with verbal conversation with owner flipping out with verbal abuse towards contractor. Refusal to pay balance of job. Total estimate 13,500.00 cash payment of $6000.00 given to start. BAL.$7,500.00 Extras addition to estimate during install totaling $1500.00. New balance due $9000.00 Materials receipts totaling 10,000.00 +/- request payment. No payment. customer wanted shoe drawers to be redone. (shoes dont fit) 90% of shoes fit. ankle boots and such no. They were not visible when I was originally measuring shoes. Client were standing there with me witnessing me measure multiple shoes for accurate construction of drawers. I refused to redo drawers after being verbally abused by client. So I reduced balance due $2000.00. Making balance due $8000.00. Client refused to pay anything until drawers were fixed. 2K is more than enough for 16 drawers which were to be made into 8 drawers. I had to pay for all materials to complete job. i LITERALLY made 0 money on project. In which I designed drew up met 3 times before begining project. Lockable Jewelry (hidden) was originally considered a safe with shelves and something to hang necklaces on. It morphed into being lined with black velvet and much more. (Not written on ESTIMATE) Also gun cabinet (HI DDEN) NOT written on estimate. Client says those were included in the estimate. Client claims that cash down payment turned ESTIMATE into A LEGAL DOCUMENT. NO RECIEPT Given for cash payment. What If anything can I due. No license on job. No permits. Basically a gentlemen's agreement as far as I was concerned. Client claims estimate was a legal contract. I say an ESTIMATE is just what it is " AN ESTIMATE" Not a Quote OR A PROPOSAL. Do I have ANY recourse here. The more I write letters to them the pissed I get and write statements that will not help my cause. I asked why didn't you say something when you came to my shop 3 times. Why did you let me spend all that time installing and never mention anything about ANYTHING. PLease help me. I have had to give up on it just so It wouldn't keep renting space in my head. But it reoccurs every now and then. Tom Sidebottom Owner of SIDEBOTTOM CONSTRUCTION 35 YEARS ON Maui and never had issue like this. Ty for your time....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJul 30, 2021
HawaiiMechanics Lien
Planning on a construction project but I am not sure where/who can help me get preliminary drawing of site to show state my construction-project to get approval on project. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJul 13, 2021
HawaiiDesign Professional
What are the responibilities of contractor and lawyer when they are having disagreements....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJul 10, 2021
HawaiiConstruction Contract
A property lien was paid in full in June 2020. I live in Hawaii. It was only after I tried to refi my house for a lower interest rate did I learn that (2) of the liens were not processed and the company did not file a satisfaction of these liens until last week....is it true that I can get damages in the amount of $1,500 for each lien that was not processed...due to the company not releasing the liens it caused me many many delays in my refinancing process and I almost could not close in the refi.......Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJul 7, 2021
HawaiiMechanics Lien
We have a customer that has stopped communicating with us about a balance. Can you help us with a mechanics lien? ...Read More
Melanie Morgan
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 28, 2021
HawaiiMechanics Lien
We are a Colorado based company that provided materials to our client the General Contractor and need to move forward with a lien. I filed the notice to lien using levelset. The platform does not let us file digitally as we must be represented by an active Hawaii attorney. Please advise. ...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 21, 2021
HawaiiMechanics Lien
How do i file a mechanics lien for this job using levelset?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 21, 2021
Hawaii
After a Change Order has been agreed, if it is later found that there were errors in its preparation (incorrect exchange rate applied, for example) or impropriety on the part of the contractor in overstating the resources employed, or even discovering that the work the contractor is claiming as additional was in fact actually part of the contractor's responsibilities according to the original signed contract, can the Change Order be revised or rescinded? Of note, I am coming late to a contract that has not been managed well. Grant S. Murdie, MSc, CEng CEnv grant_s_murdie@hotmail.com ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 12, 2021
HawaiiChange Orders
We have a customer in Hawaii that has avoided paying the balance of the job with various tactics including holding up change order payments for warranty work. I have been instructed to start the lien process and recover the $26,597.42, in full....Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 8, 2021
HawaiiMechanics Lien
I paid 800 towards a car. They guy says he doesn’t want to sell any more I asked him to remove the vehicle and give me my money. He is in Connecticut....Read More
Veronica Watters
1 answerAdd commentJun 4, 2021
Hawaii
I AM A HOMEOWNER WHO HAD A SOLAR SYSTEM INSTALLED 2 YEARS AGO AND HAVE MANY TIMES ASKED (BY LETTER) TO HAVE THE SYSTEM REMOVED. THE COMPANY DEACTIVATED MY SYSTEM DUE TO NON PAYMENT. i HAVE SENT LETTERS TO HAVE SOMEONE CHECK AND NO ONE HAS GOT BACK TO ME. I HAVE THE PANELS ON MY ROOF WITH NO SERVICE. I INVOICED THEM FOR HAVING THE PANELS ON MY ROOF AND NO RESPONSE. I WANT THE SYSTEM ACTIVATED AND SOMEONE CHECK IT TO BE SURE IT IS WORKING. I HAD TWO INVERTERS REPLACED THE SAME YEAR IT WAS INSTALLED. I HAVE HAD ANOTHER COMPANY COME OUT TO CHECK THE SYSTEM AND WAS TOLD THAT IT WAS NOT PRODUCING THE KWH IT WAS DESIGNED FOR. DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. ROBERT SOTO RJSOTO45@YAHOO.COM 808-357-7371...Read More
ROBERT SOTO
1 answerAdd commentMay 26, 2021
Hawaii
The Owner claims that payments shall only be based on "As-built, As-installed, Quality-accepted" workmanship. But the contract says nothing (or even implied) about that. The progress payment clause says the Owner shall pay to the Contractor for every $30Million accomplishment. In this statement, I presumed that "accomplishment" means, as-built, as-installed, quality-accepted works + percentage of materials delivered but not yet installed (in consideration of helping the contractor ease his burden in paying the fabricator abroad for materials that are yet to be fabricated and shipped). The materials are Pre-Engineered Steel fabricated abroad and requires cash-to-cash payments (downpayment and progress billings even before shipment). ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentMay 16, 2021
Hawaii