We signed an agreement for a contractor to do work on a property. We chose to cancel the contract. I want to know if there is a way that I can find out if that General Contractor has a lien waiver on my property. I need to pay them for the work that they have done, but want to make sure that once paid, I am free and clear from them.
I am a small contractor working directly for an owner . I sent him an invoice for the work we did . He demanded a final waiver of lien before he would write me a check . He never gave me a check . What can I do ?
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The waiver form (requested) has a through date of 3/31/2020 for payment issued for 5 invoices.
(1) Invoice date of 1/28 payment was posted on 1/28,
(2) invoice date of 1/31 payment posted on 3/23,
(3) invoice date of 2/14 payment posted on 3/23,
(4) invoice date of 2/25 payment posted on 4/15,
(5) invoice date of 4/6 payment posted on 5/4.
What does (should) the through date represent?...Read More
Is it ok to provide a final waiver to a title company who will be issuing payment, prior to payment being received ? Located in Illinois. Is this a risk when its a title company? or is this a pretty safe bet when its a reputable title company?...Read More
My bank stated the GC can list subs - labor and MTerial on his lien waiver to me/owner and this shifts liabily for subs fro me/owner to GC if subs want to file a lien. Is this true for Illinois -residential...Read More
I am new to lien waivers and I discovered an error on a waiver that was sent to a customer. It’s a Chicago title partial waiver. The top half of the waiver has final waiver language. However it’s dated only through what we have been paid. The waiver says it’s partial at the top but the verbiage is that of a final. How big of a deal is this?...Read More
I'm a resident contractor in Illinois. We typically dont show amounts on the lien waivers. My client says it's the law to show all amounts for every subcontractor and suppliers on each lien waiver. Am I required to show the amounts? ...Read More
Hello, I am a lawn care and landscaping company in IL. I read on your site that even if someone has not paid me for mowing for lets say 3 months ($500) I cannot place a lien on them correct? Because the service has to result in permanent value added to the property? Second I was wondering if it would be smart to had a notice of lien to any landscape contract that I am giving out as long as the job is over $500? I am currently just using a collection agency but am looking for something more effective. Again I am located in Illinois. Thank you for any and all advice....Read More
I live in Illinois and want to know the proper process with regards to a title company or GC collecting original lien waivers in exchange for payment.
Here is the process I normally abide by with my larger title companies - once payout is available I complete a lien waiver and get a material waiver from my vendor. I submit these notarized documents via scan to the title companies and they release my check if approved. The title companies I have dealt with are First American, Chicago Tile and Old Republic. All of them operate this way.
However, I have a GC who uses his accountant for payouts and he requires all the original waivers (3 copies) prior to payout and won't mail a check until he has them, despite me offering to scan a waiver over. I don't like this process because I'm giving up my waivers and haven't collected payment - not to mention it delays us in getting paid. Can he require these before I have received payment?...Read More
We are finishing a job as a subcontractor on a project and are finishing it up within the next week. We would like our worker to sign a Lien Waiver on the project. What form should we fill out in order to avoid any issues once we make final payment to our employee.
We are a GC, and I want unconditional final waivers between the second tier sub and the first tier sub. On the waiver, it doesn't need to make reference to the GC, but just the job/project, and the second tier waiving its rights against the general, owner and general contractors bonding company. Correct?
For clarity: We want to be sure our template form is correct, the one we are giving a first tier sub to utilize with their second tier sub. We are a GC, and I want unconditional final waivers between the second tier sub and the first tier sub. On the waiver, it doesn't need to make reference to the GC, but just the job/project, and the second tier waiving its rights against the general, owner and general contractors bonding company. Correct?
We work in multiple states....Read More