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I'm spending a lot of time filing documents instead of working, would I be able to just add fees to it I also want to be compensated for extra expenses and/or punitive damages....Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 12, 2021
Illinois
Is there an absolute defined difference between a Business License (registration) and a Contractors License (registration) ? I thought I knew the difference, but it seems some states (and municipalities) use the terms interchangeably. Please clarify. ...Read More
Ellen Kosman
Waiting for answerAdd commentMay 12, 2021
IllinoisLicenses
We are a commercial flooring subcontractor that works in various states. Our company is looking for a service that would confirm whether or not a particular state where we have a project would require us to secure a contractor license to do work there, and if so, provide the processing of, or at least assistance with attaining that license. My understanding is that, as a commercial flooring subcontractor, we are required to have a state contractors license in certain states. While we are located in Illinois, this question is for ANY state. ...Read More
Ellen Kosman
Waiting for answerAdd commentMay 12, 2021
IllinoisLicenses
I am the owner whom had fire claim with the insurance. We used their preferred vendors for the entire process. The restoration of our home went 5 months over our relocation budget, was not to specifications we requested, unfinished in some areas and have had to be repaired in several places. The contractor 's made a offer but said since they passed inspection they weren't responsible. We have had to make an additional claim within a year of their inspected construction for a pipe burst in the kitchen of the property because of inadequate insulation. How can we recover the necessary funds to repair and finish the original and requested scope of work?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 10, 2021
IllinoisBond Claims
am the owner whom had fire claim with the insurance. We used their preferred vendors for the entire process. The restoration of our home went 5 months over our relocation budget, was not to specifications we requested, unfinished in some areas and have had to be repaired in several places. The contractor 's made a offer but said since they passed inspection they weren't responsible. We have had to make an additional claim within a year of their inspected construction for a pipe burst in the kitchen of the property because of inadequate insulation. How can we recover the necessary funds to repair and finish the original and requested scope of work?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentMay 10, 2021
IllinoisBond Claims
How much will it cost to foreclose a recorded contractor's lien?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 4, 2021
IllinoisLien Foreclosure
It's been over four weeks and our builder says they're still waiting for the building permit to be released from the village. They told us it would take about two weeks. We asked someone at the village's building department for the status of the permit and they said there has not been one filed yet! They asked who the builder is, we told them, and they said "that's the problem." Can we get out of our contract and get our deposit back?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 30, 2021
IllinoisConstruction Contract
A mechanics lien expired 2 years ago on my property. I live in Cook County IL. If I fill out the lien release forms, is it possible I will be sued even though the lien expired? The county says I just need to sign the forms. The Contractor added thousands owed at the end of the project that he never talked about and we didn't agree too. He got mad and put a $4000 mechanics lien on the house when we refused to pay. It is expired but I want a clean deed and title to my house. Thanks for any help you can offer. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentMay 4, 2021
Illinois
So does prevailing wage include the union base pay plus health & wellness and pension in the hourly wage? My employer pays only the union base pay with no fringe benefits included. He also deducts what he pays for health insurance which I believe is standard. He matches 3% to our 401k just FYI, not sure if he is able to deduct more for that reason. My wage is 39/hr and he paid me 29.75/hr for a prevailing wage job in McLean County as a Glazier. Hope you can give me some clarification cuz my buddy is saying it should have been close to 60/hr. I don't want to get worked up for no reason. Also, my employer stated that doing service on prevailing jobs does not qualify for prevailing wage, only new installs does. Does standard maintenance on prevailing sites include prevailing wage? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 28, 2021
IllinoisPrevailing Wages
I am a subcontractor that put a mechanics lien on a property because we were not being paid. I am now being asked to provide the property owner with a waiver release in exchange for final payment. I sent the property owner a final conditional release waiver but he did not accept it and sent me a message from his lawyer which stated: "the document does not have the recorded Document Number. The lien is not yet identified as being recorded. Please ask for this information and it would be best if they provided a copy of the actual stamped recorded lien or receipt from the County Clerk identifying the Document Number." I sent them the recorded mechanics lien. I am not sure what to do next....Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 27, 2021
IllinoisLien Releases
My employer pays a union base pay without adding the fringe benefits. He paid me a lower rate than my actual rate because the union base pay was lower. He also says that prevailing wage is for install projects and not service work like repairs and maintenance. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 27, 2021
IllinoisPrevailing Wages
I’m a customer and my handyman made faulty claim of owning him 12,000.00 from a project from last year. We didn’t have a contract . I payed him an hourly rate and he was paid up to date. Can he falsely filed a lien ?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 19, 2021
IllinoisMechanics Lien
what should be done if the subcontractors work fails. for example if concrete work fails?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 21, 2021
Illinois
Can I pay to have an attorney review our Terms and Conditions? For example Payment Default - Partial payments will not be accepted unless otherwise negotiated. Customer hereby agrees if balance amount due not paid within 30 days of job complete Customer shall bear interest at 2.00% of the balance due, a minimum of $35.00 per month added to the total balance owing, Company shall place account in collections and Company shall file a Mechanics Lien on property. Company is protected under this legal doctrine because their materials & labor are "buried" in the customer’s real estate, having become part of it. Mortgage deed holder and Credit Bureau are notified. Company shall file claim in court against Customer if all attempts to collect debt are unsuccessful. Balance payments past 30 days of job complete does not exclude Customer from the filing of the Mechanics Lien. At the Company's discretion, Company may exclude from placing the account in collections. Company will seek finance charges, consequential damages, lien fees, professional fees, and attorney fees if balance not paid within 30 days of job completion. Prevailing party in litigation is entitled to costs and legal fees from the other party....Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
3 answersAdd commentApr 16, 2021
Illinois
I am working on a project in Illinois. A sub made false change order claims after the job was done. he filed a lien for said claims. i bonded off the lien. what actions can i take to force action or have my bond returned to me?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 13, 2021
Illinois