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I have a friend who owns a house and hired a contractor to do some work. The contractor did not finish the work and my friend is unwilling to fully pay him. So the contractor has put a lien on his property for the 2000.00 expected to pay. The attorney fees that the contractor has incurred is 450 and they are expecting my friend to pay the 2000 and 450. My friend does not want to pay for this because the job was left unfinished and not done well. My friend has no intention of selling the house soon. Is it true that after 2 years this lien will cease to be in effect and he does not have to worry about this lien or should he contact an attorney to fight this? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 19, 2021
IllinoisLien ForeclosureMechanics Lien
I'm on a state project that pays after ever 30-45 day and I don't want to absorb any additional cost before receiving a payment....Read More
Tabatha Miles
1 answerAdd commentOct 9, 2021
Illinois
hello, what kind of lien form do I use for a job I did for a homeowner and didnt get the final payment. thanks...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 14, 2021
IllinoisPreliminary Notice
there is a contractor who placed a lien on my property stating they did a full gut rehab but there has been no work perform by this contractor. i have pictures showing that the house has had no work done and the pictures show myself and my son doing work in the house....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 7, 2021
IllinoisMechanics Lien
i work as a subcontractor with a gebral contractor guy and never pay me for all my jobs , I file a lien , what's the next...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
3 answersAdd commentOct 6, 2021
Illinois
I told the carpenter not to do something and was ignored causing extra work the next day for the electrician to do his part of the job. The same carpenter was asked to do something and he denied being told the request resulting in extra time to be spent to correct the matter. The final invoice submitted for work time on specific dates and description of work is not very detailed. We have sent certified letters and checks towards payment of undisputed work. We have requested clarification of the invoice regarding the work hours spent towards correcting parts of the job. This job is for an Illinois homeowner. There was no signed contract for this job. The general contractor is a friend starting a new general contracting business. He basically gave us a paper with a big paragraph stating his plans for the job and the cost estimate with 15% up charge on. Arterials. Thanks for any assistance and sorry if my question is confusing. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentOct 8, 2021
Illinois
The general contractor, who is new at his business, has submitted invoices that are not detailed. We have requested by certified letter and e-mails for clarification of work areas listed on the invoice and also questioning his up charges ranging from 15-80% as discovered when contacting the sub contracting companies involved on the job. Note: this contractor is a friend and asked for no formal contract. He basically gave us a paper with a large paragraph describing the work and an estimated cost. He did note a 15% up charge on materials. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 8, 2021
Illinois
I sent a 30 day notice to claimant, which will expire within 7 days. What recourse do I have if the claimant does not file law suit and does not release the lien within the 30 day period?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
3 answersAdd commentOct 4, 2021
IllinoisMechanics Lien
I have a carpenter that did work at my property never completed the work but us demanding full payment I have receipts of other carpenters finishing jobs that he was suppose to Finnish. He sent a notice to file lien. My house is currently under contract how do I avoid interrupting the sell and defending a fraudulent accusation?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
3 answersAdd commentSep 28, 2021
Illinois
For a general contractor: If the owner is running a bank draw and paying subs from a title company, do we record the sub payment when they are paid from title as income to GC and a corresponding expense? Similar, if we pre-pay a sub and are "reimbursed" from a draw how do we record that? Help!...Read More
Tom Wheloon
1 answerAdd commentSep 30, 2021
Illinois
I'm trying to find information. I hired a contractor to do a roof and gutters. The job was botched and every time it rains my roof leaks. It has leaked in 3 areas now. In my county where I live I found out that there should have been a permit to complete the roofing job, but I didn't know that and apparently the contractor didn't know either. I'm trying to get any information I can to get this resolved. I've asked for my money back because it's obvious they are not experienced roofers because every time it's rained (besides this last time) they've sent someone to my house to try to fix the leak. I called a license roofer in my town and they told me that they wouldn't fix the problems because if they tried and and they couldn't they'd be on the hook. I've called the city to get information on the what happens when there is no permit. I haven't gotten a response yet. So I'm trying all angles to get information. Thank you....Read More
Tayisha Nelson
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 30, 2021
IllinoisConstruction Contract
I am a home owner and consulted with an architect on whether or not to add on to our home. We agreed with a handshake to an initial concept for $1000. We never authorized the architect to move past concept since we still did not know if we could afford to do the project or if we should move. Now I am in collections with a 4850.00 invoice and the agreement he submitted to collections was not signed by any of us. What is my recourse?...Read More
Lana Erickson
1 answerAdd commentSep 16, 2021
Illinois
I've already filed a Mechanics Lien. What is the next step to begin to file suit to enforce that Mechanics Lien that was already filed, in Cook County?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 20, 2021
IllinoisLawsuitMechanics Lien
If there is a prevailing wage increase in the middle of a lump sum public agency construction contract, is the public agency responsible to pay change orders to the contractors for the increased wages or are the wages "locked" in at the beginning of the contract such that the contractors only have to pay the wages per the effective date of the contract?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 22, 2021
IllinoisPrevailing Wages
Hello, I need help finding a lawyer in Dupage County to represent us in small claims court. I have reached out to no less than five firms asking if they handle small claims collection representation for an incorporated construction company, and not one has responded. We have signed contracts with each of the three customers that owe us each approximately $6000. I figure finding a firm located in DuPage County, where our business is located, would be more appealing to the firm due to travel time. Are you able to provide us with a Dupage County lawyer that takes on small claims cases for incorporated contractors? Thank you for any help you can provide. ...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 21, 2021
Illinois