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The owner paid the General Contractor without the suppliers knowledge, trying to exclude himself in any payment discrepancies. The owner had agreed to a bi party check when he was told the materials were not paid for by the contractor, but paid the contractor the remainder anyway. ...Read More
I,am in the process of selling my real estate proerty with a city lien on property. I, will pay the adminstration fee fine off at closing from the sell of real estate property. My question is can this be done and file for a release at this time. Or will I, have to pay off prior to going to closing. What is the best way to get clear tile in this case....Read More
A vendor came to me to change the roof due to hail damage. Sign the doc that they will collect all the money from insurance and I do not have to pay anything. No document sign on the repair cost. After work is completed they are asking for $5000 for the previous (4 years) claim money that insurance paid me. They put the lien on my property....Read More
My company is the material supplier for a project. The sub-contractor is our customer. A claim was filed for non-payment on the bond. We have since been paid in full by the prime contractor who is now asking me about clearing the claim filed on their bond. What is needed to clear the claim on the bond?...Read More
I'm not sure if this question makes sense. I'd like to know if there is any document I can include with out contracts that advise of intent to lien if we are not paid in the time stated in the contract. Thank you in advance...Read More
I'm a single family homeowner looking to hire a structural engineering firm to help with a substantial (for me) project to address distress on my home's facade. I have been presented with a proposal that I would like reviewed by an attorney. Those listed on this page (https://www.levelset.com/blog/top-construction-lawyers-in-chicago/) seem to have experience in huge multi-million dollar projects. Can anyone recommend a lawyer who focus on small projects like mine? Thanks, Steve...Read More
I’m a contractor who finished a job about 4 months ago and have been waiting for payment. The client initially asked if he could pay in payments and we agreed on the terms. Clearly a long time has passed and he has stopped answering calls and messages. The property is a restaurant opening soon. What can I do?...Read More
Hello I hired a lawyer to send a demand letter and it has been over a month and a half. He tells me that the delivery has not been confirmed yet. My questions are 1. do we need a delivery confirmation? and 2. I believe he sent this regular mail, can we send this priority or overnight, something faster to get confirmation of delivery?
I've sent a notice of intent to lien and my client paid only a small portion of the balance owed. I'm planning to move forward with filing a mechanics lien but I'm curious to know if it will require the client to pay the balance in full....Read More
What is the mechanical Lien deadline for a response from the Owner? I will be filing in court for breach of contract. What is my deadline to file in court? Can you provide me with any samples or templates of breach of contract court filings? I have already spent over $10K in attorney fees and I have not been able to get adequate representation....Read More