We placed a lien on a property we worked on recently due to lack of payment. The customer has now served us, claiming we may be violating Idaho code 45-525. If this is required, we may just be doing that as I never completed this form. We did file a notice of lien. ...Read More
I'm a subcontractor, I completed all the flatwork for a new construction home. I have done multiple projects for the General over the last 3 years without any problems. This project they took my invoice and modified it, claiming they don't pay for incidentals, or materials used on their projects other than the labor to complete the project. I use the same template for every invoice and list the same line items on every invoice, which they have paid every time until now. They actually paid a portion of this invoice immediately upon receipt, but They are attempting to reduce the final invoice from over $6K to just over $1K. In correspondence they admitted that the bank and their customer both approved my invoice payment, yet they are refusing to pay. The job is also 3 hours from me, so I have a substantial amount of time, fuel, per diem, travel costs, labor, and out of pocket materials tied up into this project. What do I need to do?...Read More
General Contractor in Idaho. Began job in 2020 with building owner who lives in Arizona , but has roots in Idaho and purchased commercial building several years ago to renovate. I was contracted to provide construction mgmt svcs and trade labor through my company with hourly cost assignments for type of tasks performed. Owner passed away 1 year ago (sudden) and daughter inherited all assets. She was not really involved in father's business and contemplated selling building. Most invoices were paid promptly by father and some items were not billed for yet by me such as some architectural work and carpentry. She decided to keep the building and proceed, however funds were tricky, so we agreed to a weekly draw and would address other payment due for work when building in a more profitable state. Recently, the owner (daughter) has voiced concern that funds are running low and feared that the building completion is at risk. I feel that they may BK or something and I have no protection to be made whole. I am owed for past carpentry work, architectural svcs, materials bought on my construction acct and weekly draws for several weeks. I have not invoiced for work performed prior to passing of her father, but she is aware that work was done and never billed yet. There are receivables due on materials purchased and delivered to site for 2022 (around $13k) and 2023 (not added up yet) and now I want to include past work performed (invoices will be created). I will file a mechanics lien. Just want to make sure within legal rights to bill for other work performed....Read More
I'm a sub contractor who did small amount of work for a GC. The GC refused to pay me because they were not being paid by the Homeowner. The GC told me to file a lein on the property as they had done. We filed a lein but the notices came back "undeliverable" so we assumed we wold have to take the loss and therefore did not pursue it. Now we are being named as a defendant along with the homeowner in a lawsuit wherein the GC is seeking payment for the work that had been done? How are we liable for payment to the GC when we have never been paid for the work that we did at the requestof the GC?...Read More
Currently have a contract from GA for an Airforce base in Idaho, this contract retains 10% material cost and 10% Labor for each period. They also do not release retainage within 30 days. Is this legal in Idaho based off contract or does law supersede contract?...Read More
After 10 months, we parted ways with our contractor because of deceit and fraud. The contractor never gave us a Residential Disclosure Notice. We will be litigating.
The contractor then gave our phone number to one of its own subcontractors to get payment from us. We have paid our contracted rate for framing in full, and that is what we told the subcontractor. He told us he knows that his beef is not with us but with the general contractor. That subcontractor has now filed a mechanic’s lien, which is invalid for several reasons.
The contractor also filed an invalid lien, and the 90 days to complete an amendment is passed.
We have no intention of moving from our home, but we have never had a mechanic’s lien against any property we’ve ever owned. Nor do we owe any money to anyone. So how do we quiet the title against these two invalid mechanic’s liens?
Thank you for your help.
We completed work January 31, 2022; sent an invoice on 2/17/22. This was for a job in Chowchilla, CA for Henry F Teichmann.
Levelset filed a notice of intent to lien on May 2,2022.
Now Levelset says that the deadline for filing a lien was May 1....Read More
We hired a contractor to build a new deck at our house. Constructed started, then was delayed due to our decking being out of stock. Once the decking arrived, installation started and then abruptly ended. Text messages to him was one excuse after another. He eventually stopped replying to my messages. I believe the original cost estimate was $15,000. He collected $7000 from us to get started. My question is should I sue him personally in small claims court for the max $5000 or sue his LLC? Should I complain to the licensing board I Idaho first. I found out he had a license only in Texas at the time but now he has one in Idaho, since 7/19/21. He was not licensed in Idaho at the time of our hiring him in Sept. 2020....Read More
I’m a general contractor who took on the role of a subcontractor with the homeowner acting as general contractor, I entered into contract to frame, side, and roof a home with a deposit up front and a draw upon completion of each phase. Upon completion of framing the home owner decided to not pay and trespassed me from his property, unprovoked and without reason. Now he is coming after me legally, he tried the the state license board and that didn’t pan out for him so he’s now retained a company called DCI and in my eyes he owes me remainder on contract but at minimum the $10,000 due to me upon completion of the framing. I definitely don’t see that I owe him $14k as he’s trying to come after me for...Read More