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I am a subcontractor who has worked on a non-public construction project in Iowa. My last day on site was 17 February 2022. I haven't received payment from the general contractor and I would like to make a claim under the Payment Bond (form A312). My questions are: - Is there a maximum period of 30 days to make such claim? - If there is, do the 30 days start counting from completion of the project as whole or from completion of the works which the subcontractor has performed? - Is the action therefore time-barred or am I still entitled to make the claim? - If I am entitled to make a claim, is there a specific form I should use? Thank you!...Read More
GUILLERMO ALVAREZ
Waiting for answerAdd commentMay 6, 2022
IowaBond Claims
We build hog buildings and I wasn't sure which project type I should for setting up my projects....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 20, 2019
Iowa
As a supplier only, what is the percent of the job to use (charged) for Textura?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentFeb 21, 2020
Iowa
We did work on a school for a contractor the job was completed however the contractor has refused to pay the remaining $9000 of the bid. Should we go to the school board to force payment or can we file a lien against the contractor? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 10, 2022
IowaConstruction ContractPayment Disputes
Wondering what the difference is between the Preliminary Notice (Public Project) I filed the other day and the Preliminary Notice- Public Projects Retainage that is being requested now. Do I need to send both?...Read More
Anonymous Material Supplier
Waiting for answerAdd commentNov 11, 2022
Iowa
I am a contractor in iowa working as a sub for a Texas company. We had a contract for $43k at start of project just to get started while waiting on final prints for civil work. We completed contracted work and started excavation per verbal agreement to get change order, first payment date came without change order so I sent invoice for contract price plus $24k for additional work, got paid no questions asked. Got prints and continued excavation, building pads, and rock work per their print. Was told we could get new contract or change order for additional work but never happened. Next payment dat we came and sent invoice for work additional $232k. 30 day no payment so I reached out and got told project manager had resigned and they had no idea what work I had done, the did have a site supervisor on site full time that reported in writing with photos every day worked with exception of a few weekends or late nights. Sent them invoices for trucking involved to move dirt, tickets for rock delivered to site, work that had been completed to there prints. Still refuse to pay, tried offering $100k to settle with me which I refused. I have a debt collector attorney lined up to place a lein, I first reached out to a litigation attorney and he referred me to debt collector because he says there just trying to get out of a debt. The company has told me the only budgeted $100k for civil work on project which isn't even feasible for the amount of work to do per there print. What would the percentage chance of me winning lawsuit before I invest thousands of dollars into a lawsuit....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 1, 2022
IowaConstruction Contract
Hello. I work for a mid size company where most of our customers are general contractors. Occasionally we take on owner occupied residential project. Is severing a notice of lien rights recent? How crucial is it for protecting our lien rights? ...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 19, 2022
Iowa
Hello, I am a general contractor interested in amending a lien filed against a property in Iowa. Lien was filed in the amount of $16,850.58 but due to misapplied funds the total should be $28,886.37. Lien deadline has passed. Can this be amended? Thank you, Amber Slamp (815) 650-8094...Read More
Amber Slamp
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 18, 2022
IowaMechanics Lien
What wording is needed in our contracts to serve our notice of lien rights? Help? ...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 19, 2022
Iowa
Im wanting to open my company for consulting and marketing for blow in insulation and radiant barrier. Do i need a certain license to start a business for installing these in Des Moines, Ia for residential? It's unclear when i research about Blow In insulation and states hvac master license but does that include blow in insulation and radiant barrier? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 16, 2022
IowaLicenses
I've done lots of blown in insulation and experienced enough in that alone. Just checking to see because of course I get lots of answers online-Des Moines, iowa...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 28, 2022
IowaLicenses
I work for a contractor that remodels homes. I am paid as a subcontractor not as a direct employee of his company. So I am paid weekly for hours worked on the job, the contractor does not furnish me with pay stubs nor does he take any payroll taxes from my checks. I am owed back pay for work I have done on one particular property in Scott County and I want to know if I have the right to file a mechanics lien on that property for the back pay due to me...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 25, 2022
Iowa
I was hired to work on a condo for a client. Now we are parting ways - he told me he was hiring someone else. He is not paying the invoice dated May 3rd, 2022 for work done. I have given him plenty of opportunity to pay and tried to open communication but all my attempts have been ignored. I have sent out an intent to file a lien on July 4th and he responded that he would pay $3,500 - ($6,245 is owed). Do I proceed to lien? Have I passed my time deadline? At this point, I am not sure what I can or should do and any advise is appreciated. Thank you....Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJul 21, 2022
IowaMechanics Lien
Gave a deposit 8 months ago for a roof repair, have never gotten a start date for the work at this point I don't feel good about the company can I sue to get my deposit back?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 17, 2022
IowaConstruction Contract
Contractor agreed to reallocate work he couldn't, wouldn't finish in a timely manner. We selected reallocated work TOGETHER. Then this Grifter invoiced me. His mechanic's lien against me has expired and his bully tactics continue. I'm not timid and want to go after him using consumer advocacy groups, including contractor association involvement. But as you probably have already guessed, they would rather remain disingenuously loyal to this crooked contractor than do the right thing. So what do I do? Call in the "LEVERAGE" team? Or contact equally reprehensible ABA in Iowa City? This Trump society does not hold to any moral or ethical standards. What do I do now?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentMay 28, 2022
IowaLien Waivers