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The owner paid the General Contractor without the suppliers knowledge, trying to exclude himself in any payment discrepancies. The owner had agreed to a bi party check when he was told the materials were not paid for by the contractor, but paid the contractor the remainder anyway. ...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 24, 2017
IllinoisMechanics LienPayment Disputes
I have paid invoices in his business name, however he put the mechanic’s lien in his name. He was paid. This is a bogus lien. What shall I do?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
3 answersAdd commentNov 16, 2022
Illinois
I am a real estate staging professional. I help people get their homes ready for sale doing anything from painting, repairing things, project and contractor management, sourcing materials, and on and on. I do whatever it takes to get a home ready for photographs and onto the market. I recently got a home ready doing all of the above and more. It happens to be my sons home. I dont want to drag this story out, but his ex-fiance left him with this fixer upper - he was to use my professional services and do whatever it took to get it to market...we accomplished the goal and completed it this past May 15th (its is sold now and due to close in 2 weeks). She has been contacted over and over and over again about paying her half of the bill which is over 8K. She keeps dragging this out and my son agrees that if i have to, i should file a lien against the house because she will not agree to how she will pay me her half. They are both on mortgage and should only probably break even at the sale...My sons lawyer says any monies should go into another escrow acct and be divvied after the closing...i feel that while she still has a stake in the house is my only leverage at this point..I want to sent a NOI this week (even tho it will be a few days after supposed deadline for IL) and then i want to lien the house...we never wanted it to get this far gone...she was so cooperative until recently. What can I do? should I proceed with NOI or not? Does her obligation stop once the house is sold? It is crunch time now and I am so stressed about this...I have been doing this for years and never ever had trouble getting paid......Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 24, 2017
IllinoisLien DeadlinesPayment Disputes
We are a contractor. We put a lien on a customer for $14,000 plus. She emailed and said she would pay if we released the lien. I did that. And now she is not responding. What should we do please...Read More
Sherman Robinson
2 answersAdd commentNov 17, 2022
IllinoisMechanics Lien
My company partially took down a tree for a customer November 7, 2017 that was suppose to be a removal. We found bees and had to stop the removal. The customer was to have the bees removed by a professional or his choosing, and then contact us so we could return to finish the tree removal. After not hearing back from the customer for several months, we contacted him to check the status on the bees so we could get the job completed. Customer hung up on me, said we should've completed the work, and he won't pay. Another call was made to the customer that day. Customer stated he won't have any money for several months due to eye surgery, does not want us to complete the job, but he will pay us only for the work completed but not until September, 2018. I called the customer October 8 to make certain he had our correct address since payment was not received. The customer said he doesn't have any money, it has been too long since we were there, and we are in breech of contract for not completing the job. Please advise....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 8, 2018
IllinoisRecovery Options
I have a friend who owns a house and hired a contractor to do some work. The contractor did not finish the work and my friend is unwilling to fully pay him. So the contractor has put a lien on his property for the 2000.00 expected to pay. The attorney fees that the contractor has incurred is 450 and they are expecting my friend to pay the 2000 and 450. My friend does not want to pay for this because the job was left unfinished and not done well. My friend has no intention of selling the house soon. Is it true that after 2 years this lien will cease to be in effect and he does not have to worry about this lien or should he contact an attorney to fight this?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
3 answersAdd commentOct 19, 2021
IllinoisLien ForeclosureMechanics Lien
My husband received a house from his stepmother after his father's death. We moved in and started construction on the proy,which in all reality it should have been condemned. The stepmoyhas seen the progress we have made, $20,000 dollars later and now wants us out of the property. Can we put a pien on the property for the money we have put into the house?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentNov 4, 2022
IllinoisMechanics Lien
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
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 6, 2020
IllinoisLien Waivers
Hello, I completed a job for a client who used a 203k loan through Loan Depot. I was paid half upfront. After we finished bathroom the client signed a certificate of completion. As a condition of getting the rest of my money I had to sign a lien waiver. After checking the portal and seeing that 97% of the work was marked complete I signed away my lien rights. Immediately afterwards I received a notice from the client saying that we were being fired for not completing the job. The client will not allow my crew to assess what she claims are unfinished items even though I offered to correct whatever she felt was wrong. She decided to take it to arbitration. Her case was dismissed with prejudice. I made a mistake by not filing a counterclaim and the bank still will it release the funds. It’s been 8 months since we completed the job. The outstanding amount is around 6k. I was willing to settle for 5k. Do I have any options to collect? The check is a double signature check and the job is located in Illinois....Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 4, 2022
IllinoisJoint Checks
I am a kitchen and bath dealer who finished a Kitchen remodel job an customer refuses to pay the balance ....Read More
Jeffrey Pike
2 answersAdd commentNov 3, 2022
IllinoisMechanics Lien
My bank provided the construction company with the incorrect amount of funds available for the 2nd and final draw of a construction loan. They were off by about 3k. When that happens who is responsible for the the 3k payment?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 3, 2022
IllinoisFinancing
I served as Marketing Mgr & VP and ran business for husband and Care Taker (3 different & difficult jobs). My husband passed & laid to rest 4 months ago, I have not been paid, my husband said he would take care of me. CAN I FILE A MECHANICS LIEN for employment/work to get paid? I did sign employment contract....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 17, 2021
IllinoisMechanics Lien
hello, I owner of a small business. I'm general contractor. unfortunately I did not get my contract signed the client was anxious to start it and I just sent the contract by text and she accepted it, then in the following day she give me more work of the same nature (wall paper removal, glue removal, wall repair and wall pain) only verbal. I did the 80% of the project when she blame for some damage that I wasn't responsible. I explained to her that it was already there before I start to work. she get mad, start to yield me and threatened me that she would not pay me. under these circumstances I decided not continued working and she refuse pay me. I prove her with pictures that she send me where this damage was there previously I start her work but she only wants take advantage....Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
3 answersAdd commentOct 18, 2022
IllinoisMechanics Lien