I am an Electrician. The customer wanted to do the work. The work went from 6 feeder terminations to 6 terminations plus a new swimming pool. After the rough inspection the inspector wants a final on the swimming pool. This requires more work and trips for the job. When I let someone o their own work it is a minimum of 3 trips, i charge $50 a trip. Customer said he was ready for inspection I inspected and he was'nt ready requiring return trip plus trip for final if he's got it right. He's replying to emails or text messages. what can i do?...Read More
We finished a crawlspace sewage mitigation project on 3/5/21 however the invoice wasn't sent via QuickBooks until 3/16/21. We need to file a lien as the homeowner received payment from their insurance carrier but hasn't sent us the funds. ...Read More
a Contractor recorded a mechanic's lien in Indiana for $5,723. The owner turned around and filed suit alleging various things, but also engaged in a written undertaking to post a surety bond to discharge the lien. The lien amount does not cover the attorneys fees expended thus far to collect on the amounts due to the Contractor. Also, if the surety bond is approved by the court then what do I do? How much should we ask the court to approve the surety bond for? Won't there be more attorneys fees after the surety bond is approved and we need to pursue the bond under a breach of contract claim? ...Read More
I'm looking to finish my active projects and close the company in September. We are in a good spot to get all AR paid off and have some earnings at the end. My concern is if I go through with it will the GC's hold our retainage check throughout the 1 year warranty we are obligated to provide at the end?...Read More
My elderly parents recently moved into a property I own. They hired their previous neighbor, who is a landscaper, to clean up this property as well as the property I live at. This individual gave us a verbal quote for services but also stated that that amount was only for “clean up” and not the other things that he claimed was wrong with the properties that he would fix. He has done some work at both homes but only completed one job fully. Yesterday he came to my home and removed several items including an antique tool bench from my property claiming it was trash. He had no authorization to remove anything other then yard waste. I also found found out yesterday that he asked my mother for $1600 for a pickup truck of gravel. My mother wrote him a check and asked for a receipt which he refused to give her. He also asked her for $750 for the work he has “completed”. She told him she would talk to me. Last night she attempted to contact him by phone and text about the items that were removed. Finally I decided to drive to his home and discuss the return of these items to my property. Once at his home he became very angry and stated he had done nothing wrong. When I mentioned calling the police for theft his son went to the back of their home and retrieved the work bench and proceeded to charge my car and eventually threw it into the yard of the home my parents previously owned. At this pointed I called the police. The neighbor grabbed the other items in question, as well as the work bench and sped away. Be fore he left he reported he would put a lien against my property. Can he do this? He did return the property so I am unsure if I should bother to file a police report with my towns police department. ...Read More
I have a property in Allen Co Indiana. There was a lien placed on the property for a Home Equity Loan around 20 years ago. The loan was discharged in a bankruptcy around 12 years ago and was written off by the mortgage holder around 10 years ago. For several years now I have been trying to settle the loan. Over the years I have called the mortgage holder at least 50 times to every department they have at least 10 or 15 times to each dept. Each time no one can locate the account. They have no record of the account.
My question: Can the lien be disputed and removed? I'm pretty sure that if anyone calls the mortgage holder they will get the same results that I have.
We filed lien, and it was recorded in Montgomery County, Ohio, (through levelset) on a customer. The customer stated that it can just be removed. Basically saying that we did not file everything required. Can someone help me with this?...Read More
We are supplying underground materials for an entire residential subdivision. Would we need to send notice is this situation or would the project be considered more commercial since the work is not easily identified to one specific residential structure? ...Read More
I had paid the amount in full over a month prior and the roofing company still filed a mechanics lien on my home with wrong dates and saying I owed $3,000 more. I have all the evidence showing I did what I was suppose to long before they did this. How do I get this removed? ...Read More
The levelset site states that public jobs can withhold no more than 6% for public jobs in IN. The customer contract with the VA clinic in this area states the following: To determine the amount of retainage to be withheld, the board shall: 1. Withhold no more than 10% of the dollar value of all work satisfactorily completed until the public work is 50% completed, and nothing further after that; or 2. Withhold no more than 5% of the dollar value of all work satisfactorily completed until the public work is substantially completed. If upon substantial completion of the public work minor items remain uncompleted, an amount equal to 200% of the value of each item as determined by the architect-engineer shall be withheld until the item is completed. [IC 36-1-12-14(c)]
Please provider further clarity. If (according to levelset info) government agencies cannot exceed 6%, however is there a contract with the VA (Public Works Law) that indicates retainage of 10%?...Read More