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Contractor Monthly payment application - the contractor, is billing for materials not yet incorporated on-site and not yet delivered to the site or to the contractor. the contractor indicated they are billing so they can pay the advance payment for shop drawings to start. The project has performance and payment bonds. Are the two bonds or any of these bonds sufficient to insure the advance payment in case the project is not completed, and the material is not yet on-site?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 22, 2022
HawaiiConstruction Contract
what is the best and most efficient contract to be drawn up for the construction of one building with unkown units ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentMar 6, 2022
HawaiiConstruction Contract
I loaned five thousand dollars to pay the taxes on TMK: 3-9-2-11-8 and 9. The taxes remain unpaid and I want to get my money back....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentFeb 1, 2020
HawaiiLien on Funds
HOW CAN I PRELIM A JOB IN ANOTHER STATE? I'M IN CALIF. AND I'M DOING WORK FOR A GENERAL CONTRACTOR ON A PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 8, 2022
HawaiiPreliminary Notice
A property lien was paid in full in June 2020. I live in Hawaii. It was only after I tried to refi my house for a lower interest rate did I learn that (2) of the liens were not processed and the company did not file a satisfaction of these liens until last week....is it true that I can get damages in the amount of $1,500 for each lien that was not processed...due to the company not releasing the liens it caused me many many delays in my refinancing process and I almost could not close in the refi.......Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJul 7, 2021
HawaiiMechanics Lien
A mechanics lien needs to be released and the contractor is no longer in business. This lien was recorded back in 3/22/1996. What do we do?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentFeb 9, 2022
HawaiiLien Releases
We have made wood products for a Sub contractor. Its been 6 months and keep pushing payment and now he offered %50 of the payment. I was told by the Main Contractor that there were no bond on the project, witch I find hard to believe. It was a big Remodel project at Turtle Bay Resort, Hawaii. I saw that the sub contractor have a bond, ( Contractor License requirement ) . Can we got after that bond for Payment? I understand that going to court will cost more than what they owe us $9,798.75. Please let me know what are the best option in this case. Thank you very much Isabelle Jones...Read More
Isabelle Jones
Waiting for answerAdd commentFeb 9, 2022
HawaiiCollections
architect complete dwgs for restaurant in Maui , Hawaii. need to file lien for lack of payment...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentFeb 4, 2022
Hawaii
We have already started a project and rendered 60% of the services when we discovered unforeseen additional services needed in order for the completion of the project. After we have sent the unforeseen proposal and new scope of work the customer, is now dormant and none respondent. We have already provided labor and the materials are currently staged on the property, and we had to make many attempts to reach them and visit on many occasions, after finally reaching them, they say they will send an email authorizing us to resume the work. They never did, and sporadically send emails with questions, and never led to us resuming the work. Now there is a storm and water is coming in, they sent an email requesting almost declaring for us to meet with them, we met the request and did not allow us to access the roof to make the assessment of the current conditions. They are now saying they have had more leaks, ever since we worked on the roof, which is understandable because they cut us off from completing the work., and almost a year has past What is your recommendation regarding the legal course of action we should proceed with at this point?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentDec 9, 2021
Hawaii
I am an administrative assistant with a construction company and was asked to do a mechanics lien. I am not sure where or even how to begin. ...Read More
Bruce Kim
Waiting for answerAdd commentAug 10, 2021
Hawaii
Estimate given ESTIMATE OK'd Nothing signed. No proposal or Quote Given Cash installment paid Job starts Customers visit shop 3 times. All seems ok Cabinets transported to residence. Cabinets install begins roughly 10 days to complete install. Install included extra trims and panels not included in estimate. install complete invoice given. no Payment. Invoice given again. no payment. Third invoice given with verbal conversation with owner flipping out with verbal abuse towards contractor. Refusal to pay balance of job. Total estimate 13,500.00 cash payment of $6000.00 given to start. BAL.$7,500.00 Extras addition to estimate during install totaling $1500.00. New balance due $9000.00 Materials receipts totaling 10,000.00 +/- request payment. No payment. customer wanted shoe drawers to be redone. (shoes dont fit) 90% of shoes fit. ankle boots and such no. They were not visible when I was originally measuring shoes. Client were standing there with me witnessing me measure multiple shoes for accurate construction of drawers. I refused to redo drawers after being verbally abused by client. So I reduced balance due $2000.00. Making balance due $8000.00. Client refused to pay anything until drawers were fixed. 2K is more than enough for 16 drawers which were to be made into 8 drawers. I had to pay for all materials to complete job. i LITERALLY made 0 money on project. In which I designed drew up met 3 times before begining project. Lockable Jewelry (hidden) was originally considered a safe with shelves and something to hang necklaces on. It morphed into being lined with black velvet and much more. (Not written on ESTIMATE) Also gun cabinet (HI DDEN) NOT written on estimate. Client says those were included in the estimate. Client claims that cash down payment turned ESTIMATE into A LEGAL DOCUMENT. NO RECIEPT Given for cash payment. What If anything can I due. No license on job. No permits. Basically a gentlemen's agreement as far as I was concerned. Client claims estimate was a legal contract. I say an ESTIMATE is just what it is " AN ESTIMATE" Not a Quote OR A PROPOSAL. Do I have ANY recourse here. The more I write letters to them the pissed I get and write statements that will not help my cause. I asked why didn't you say something when you came to my shop 3 times. Why did you let me spend all that time installing and never mention anything about ANYTHING. PLease help me. I have had to give up on it just so It wouldn't keep renting space in my head. But it reoccurs every now and then. Tom Sidebottom Owner of SIDEBOTTOM CONSTRUCTION 35 YEARS ON Maui and never had issue like this. Ty for your time....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJul 30, 2021
HawaiiMechanics Lien
Planning on a construction project but I am not sure where/who can help me get preliminary drawing of site to show state my construction-project to get approval on project. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJul 13, 2021
HawaiiDesign Professional
What are the responibilities of contractor and lawyer when they are having disagreements....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJul 10, 2021
HawaiiConstruction Contract
We have a customer that has stopped communicating with us about a balance. Can you help us with a mechanics lien? ...Read More
Melanie Morgan
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 28, 2021
HawaiiMechanics Lien