The contractor I hired gave me a verbal price for my bathroom. I paid one-half to start. When I paid the last half he said that wasn't right and I owed him more money. We argued and then he said since he was going to do my kitchen he'd let it go. I said no way, get out of my house. A week later I get a notice that he put a lien on my condo for even more money. I can't afford a lawyer. Can someone just go an file a lien without proof? Is that legal? What are my rights? ...Read More
Good afternoon! We're an architectural firm in Illinois that was hired by the GC/Owner's Rep. for two projects; we have not received any payment for either project. First invoices were issued in November, 2020 and December, 2020. Total amount due is over $80K for both projects combined. Our Client claims that numerous checks were intercepted and fraudulently deposited. Our last communication with the Client was via email on 6.21.21 when she informed us that the funds would be deposited into her account between 48 and 72 hours and she was going to deliver the checks to our office personally. That didn't happen. I left several voicemail messages and sent several emails and have not heard back from our Client. We have never filed a lien before so I need assistance with selecting the correct form and completing it as well. Are we required to file a notice of intent prior to issuing the formal lien? Thank you! Hank!...Read More
A mechanics lean was placed on my property by one of my homebuilders sub-contractors in October 2017. The lean was filed 6 months after the home purchase was completed in March 2017. I'm refinancing the home and the title company says the lien needs to be released in order to close on the refinancing. How do I get a release on the mechanic's lean so that I can complete the closing on the new mortgage? The property and lien are in Cook County, IL...Read More
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?
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We are material suppliers in MO, supplying material to a Bonded job in Illinois. I know we normally have 90 days to file against a bond, but this job is well past that point and with only having retainage left, the GC is now filing a lawsuit against the owner. It is well past the 6 months as well, do we have any other recourse?...Read More
Contracted to have several items performed at our home Power wash and repair cracks on the exterior and replace 11 windows. Payed contractor halve the amount with the balance to be paid upon completion. Contractor powered washed most of the house with lots of issues and did not return to correct. His sub came in to replace the windows and after ripping out 3 of the eleven discovered that 3 were the wrong kind. Contractors "Project Manager" after speaking with his boss offered a credit and we accepted ( little choice since the windows were already ripped out) We deducted a partial amount from the balance for the work still not performed as well as the credit amount and payed him the balance. Contractor cashed all the checks including the last one with notations as paid in full. We do not trust him now to complete the rest of the work and offered to payed him an additional amount for the power wash he already performed. The amount that he stated we should have deducted which is a quarter of what we deducted and is a lot less the is being quoted to us as an amount needed by other contractors to finish the job. We also found out from the village that he never pulled the proper permits. He has now sent us a notice of intent to place a lien for more than the original balance. What are our options?...Read More
Was curious to know if certified payroll reports are required by Federal law when there is No work to report. My example is this, we performed work on a public high school in Illinois in which we completed our first phase in September 2020. I turned in CP’s to the GC through that time period. We have one more days’ worth of work to perform later this year. So from September of 2020 until that day arrives we have no work/hours to report. GC is telling me that we have to still turn in individual CP’s for each and every week until we are completed with our work. On page 15 of the Bacon-Davis FAQ’s and as I understand it, the CP is not required until we have hours to report. Is this correct? The Illinois Dept of Labor FAQ also states that NO Work reports are not required.
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I noticed with IL's lien waivers, it's requesting the property owner to be listed on the document. Is this common with all states? If possible, is there a way to get a list of states that require the property owner to be listed on the lien waiver? ...Read More
I'm sorry, I accidentally permanently deleted email outlining steps to increase lien file amount. I do recollect two choices and wanted to amend the lien filed.
How do I increase the lien amount filed to include the supplements the carrier approved from our request attached to the same job/claim?
I'd rather amend the original lien amount then file a new lien because the increase is attached to the same job/insurance property claim.
Lastly, is it okay if I include late fees?
Our Terms and Conditions specifically outline payment default will result in late fees and collections fees, level set fees in this case.
So to recap, how do I amend a current lien and is it okay to not only include the supplements approved by the insurance carrier but our payment default fees outlined in signed Terms and Conditions?
Thank you and I'm sorry for asking again. Happy 4th of July :) ...Read More
I'm a GC and am having a hard time collecting money from a customer with locations in various states. The dates to file a lien have all expired. What are my options as this point? Customers are in DE, MD, MI, PA, WA, , MN and IN.
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