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Can a contractor who doesn’t have a current license file a lien?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 23, 2021
CaliforniaMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
i worked on a harley davidson motorcycle. once completed the customer was not available. i tried several attempts to contact him. ive now also stored the motorcycle for approx 6 monthas. can i put a mechanics lien on the bike and add for the storage fees?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 23, 2021
CaliforniaMechanics Lien
I am a contractor and I’m not sure about which one to sign as the bank sent me both forms. Do I need to sign a new one every time I get progress payment? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 23, 2021
California
I’m a subcontractor for a larger company and I was a large project for them throughout 2020 and until May 14 2021 back in January they informed me that their budget was getting thin and well on May 14 a project manager showed up and said that they didn’t have any money left and they were taking over the project and my services were no longer needed. I asked them to do an inventory check and a Jobsite walk to turn the project over to them appropriately and they did not I then followed up with a few emails and text asking for a Jobsite walk and they didn’t respond. I also asked for payment and they either ignored my request or gave me the run around. Finally I was able to contact someone hire up and he had a meeting with me and the people involved they started saying that a lot of the work was wrong and they are doing rework and there will be charge backs and I even asked them to give me a list of items and I would repair them as I warranty my work and they refused. All the work that was done throughout the time we were onsite was inspected and signed off by the LADBS electrical inspector and there was quality control walk with the general contractor. But they are claiming that there are major repairs being done. That’s why I wanted a site walk to turn the job over to them and see if there were any issues while I was still on site. I believe that they are doing this to try and not pay the remaining invoices the total was 142,500 and I was issued a check for 30,000 a few weeks back but there still hasn’t been any resolution I would like to know what are my options if any. Thank you ...Read More
Anonymous Sub-Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 22, 2021
CaliforniaCash FlowPayment Disputes
I work for a growing flooring and remodeling company and we are learning a few things about preliminary notices for the first time. Who needs to sign the preliminary notice? The template I have has the signature right under the state required "Notice to Property Owner" so does this mean the property owner needs to sign? And regardless of who needs to sign does this document need to be send via certified post mail or can it be sent via an e sign software that shows proof of receipt?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 23, 2021
CaliforniaPreliminary Notice
The mechanics lien has been filed here on Levelset as of 6/4/21. The customer is still disputing charges even after several noted attempts to remind her that the work was done with an approved quote. What is the next step?...Read More
Anonymous Material Supplier
2 answersAdd commentJun 22, 2021
CaliforniaMechanics Lien
I requested that my vendor fix some work that they completed without a change order and now the vendor is requesting payment and recently sent a preliminary notice. They have already signed conditional and unconditional lien waivers, but I fear that a lien is coming our way. Is there anything I can do to prevent the lien from being filed?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 22, 2021
California
I am a subcontractor and the General Contractor who I am on a project with has requested the hourly wages of each employee on the job site. I want to make sure I am not violating any privacy laws (if any). Do I have to receive any written permission from the employee's to do so since they are technically employed with me and not the General Contractor?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 22, 2021
California
need to file a lien in CAlifornia...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 22, 2021
California
I am an interior designer that has a contract with a client who has a property in Imperial Beach. On Saturday, June 12, 2021, I supplied the remaining household and furniture items to fulfill the contract. The client has now breached the contract with payment timelines and now refuses to pay unless I submit receipts which are not a part of the contract. Can I file a Mechanic's Lien? Do I sue him and through what court? Can I ask law enforcement to accompany me to the property retrieve my property? Thank you....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 22, 2021
CaliforniaMechanics Lien
Contractor did not complete the project and work he did was sloppy then filed mechanics lien when its invoice wasn't paid. What are my options?...Read More
Anonymous Property Owner
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 21, 2021
California
How do I have this lien removed? Contractor is unlicensed and I have a verified certificate of non-licensed status from the CSLB. There is no actual contract and the work being billed for is 70% uncompleted. Unlicensed contractor started the job beginning Feb and finished 4 days later, and Levelset filed the lien in June. It is clearly an invalid lien....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 21, 2021
CaliforniaMechanics Lien
LOI filed 5/26/21 and no payment was received, what is my next step?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 16, 2021
California
Hi we have a question a question related to a contract with a client which whom we have offered to build a project a cost in the exchange of the client to let us promote the project in social media. in this case client will pay, cost of material, cost of labor and operational cost. what type of contract you recommend is ideal for this type of negotiation?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentJun 19, 2021
CaliforniaConstruction Contract
Good morning I am hoping you can answer some questions for us regarding an issue we are having with being paid for a completed roofing project. This our first encounter with this type of situation. We filed a mechanics lien with Humboldt County, it was recorded and returned w/o any indication that it was rejected or not valid, we are unsure what to do next since half the information I am finding states that the Lien would not be valid w/o preliminary notice being filed and delivered to customer/property owner within 20 days of starting a project, we were unaware of this. My husband has been in the roofing business for over 20 years and has never known of any preliminary notice having to be filed for each project. We have also spoken with others who have had contacting projects done through various contractors and have never received a preliminary notice. We do include in the estimate a "Notice to Owner that informs customers of the mechanics lien if n the event that payment is not received and/or being disputed. Is this "Notice to Owner" document enough. And if not what do we do now? How do we collect payment for work that is completed and owner is refusing to pay due to charges for additional work that he authorize and disputing amended warranty for specific areas where owner refused to authorize work to be done. Thank you in advance....Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
2 answersAdd commentJun 18, 2021
CaliforniaConstruction ContractLien WaiversMechanics Lien