I hired a contractor who grossly misrepresented himself, used false photos of his work, lied about his experience and time in business. He ruined my driveway causing additional damage. I refuse to pay, it will cost me nearly twice the cost to have it fixed, he filed a lien. What is my recourse? I have already filed an official consumer fraud complaint with the DA and will follow up at the state level but they can not assist me with the removal of the lien. ...Read More
Essentially, I made an arrangement with my sisters boyfriend. They needed money for plumbing in their home, and we needed our house finished painting.
Long story short, he never finished painting our home, and what he did paint didn’t meet the transparent directions we left for him. He also didn’t meet the deadline as clearly directed, and my husband and I delayed putting our house on the market twice because they didn’t finish in time. He has still not finished the job.
Our realator showed the house 53 times and 53 complaints, and turn offs because of the interior paint job.
We brought this to my sisters boyfriends attention, and simply asked “can you fix this?” He snapped and sent threatening, slanderous text messages, phone calls to me, my husband, realator and carpet installer. We asked him to stop, and has yet to do so. It has gone so far that he’s threatened to “fuck up our property.” We have phoned the police about this.
Our realator is the one who informed us of these calls to her and “putting a lien” on our house and bank mortgage or account. I don’t know he has stayed he’s going to get paid.
Furthermore, no one said he would not get paid, but what can my husband and I do with this particular situation? I’m afraid he’ll destroy our property, put a lien or some other Henderson e for us to be unable to sell our house. Please call me at(913) 206-2097. I look forward to hearing from you.
Ambrosia Katherine Kretsch
We finished a project on a home in September. We have been working with the general contractor to resolve disputes about payment from the homeowner. Homeowner paid (just a month ago), but only paid half of the invoiced amount and is refusing to pay the balance... is there anything we can do now that our 3 month window has passed?...Read More
We supplied some materials to a projects in Kansas. Fortunately this was a small project for us and our total invoice amount is $13,560.00. We have a singed purchase agreement for this work between us and the General Contractor. We invoiced for this work in December 2020. We followed up on payment status this month (March 2021) and received a response from the owner of General Contracting company, saying they are ceasing all work and to contact the owner about payment.
So I contacted the owner and the owner has already paid the General Contractor for the project. I guess the owner of the G.C. business is shutting down the company and depleting all the assets but not filing bankruptcy. I'm not sure what my next move should be? I assume if I filed a law suite against the G.C. I will be out more than the $13,560.00 in legal fees. Or do I file a lien against the owner? I appreciate any advise you can offer on this.
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A paint contractor preformed work on our home(new construction build) last September. His work was subpar and not correct after attempting to correct two additional times. He also damaged some other items in the home. I have paid him a partial payment that he has accepted9we do not have a written contract as he was used through my general). Now wants to fill a lien for remaining balance. I have all my estimates for corrections, texts, emails, and photos. I'm in KS, am I correct that the time limit is 4 months in this state? We received occupancy and moved in at beginning of October. His invoice has a date of 9-26-20...Read More
I have a contractor threatening to file a lien after we decided to part ways with them. We went a separate way because we were already 3 months into a project and no services had been performed and no materials had been ordered. We gave them a down payment which they kept and are trying to file a lien for additional money which they consider to be our responsibility for ending the contract. ...Read More
I filed a lien a month ago. I haven't heard from the customer and I haven't received payment. I know I have one year to enforce the lien but want to know more about that process and what is required from me?...Read More
I purchased a prefab cabin to live in. It had to be finished out with walls built, electricity and plumbing. A former friend of mine is a contractor and he offered to do all of this for nothing. He and my husband are best friends which is why he made this generous offer. My husband and I are now going through a divorce and the house is going to have to be sold in the divorce. His friend is upset about the divorce and the house being sold and has now put a mechanical lien on it. Is this enforceable?...Read More
I have been providing labored service to my next door neighbor on and off over the past four years. My neighbor has since passed away and my services have not been paid. The property has been transferred to the beneficiary of the property and I am still currently providing services on this property. Do I qualify for a mechanics lien on the property with the new owner? ...Read More
Hello! I had a customer stop payment on a check. They told me they did this, I went to the bank and discussed that check with my bank. The bank told me that the check had cleared and there was absolutely no way that money would be taken back out of my account. Someone was wrong, the bank then sent a letter to me saying the check didnt clear but the mail was mixed up in our office and I didnt receive notice of this for months. Now, I am past the 30 day mark and even 1 day past the 120 day mark and am not sure if it is too late to do anything or if I can still seek the money the customer stopped payment on since we did the work at his residence already. ...Read More
I was doing work on a friend's house per verbal agreement, we had an altercation due to false accusations so I surrendered and walked away requesting payment for the work I had done. They refused to payment, can I file a lien?...Read More