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I work for a restoration company, in which we have two departments, mitigation and reconstruction. The home owner in question owes both departments. We billed the insurance company separately for work completed but the monies owed are under the same claim#. The money owed is ultimately paid to the same place. Do I place one or two mech liens?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 22, 2021
Massachusetts
I am a flooring company that installed, sanded and coated a 3,000 sq ft house. New construction, first contract was for install, second was for sanding and finishing the wood. I was paid full for first and only half for second contract. Work is completed, and homeowners want more finished coats. They were told once they pay the rest of contract I will then buy more poly and do how ever many coats they want. Not putting any more of my own money into a job that I haven't been paid for. (When theres been many issues with money along the way. ) My question is, If I put a lien on the house/owners does that stop them from being able to move in until I am paid fully for completed contract? If not then what are my options this house isn't going to be sold probably past my days. Its just about finished built for Owners I am doing work for. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 19, 2021
MassachusettsConstruction ContractMechanics LienStop Notice
After sending the intent to lien for the 2000. 2000 is a discounted price to what the client owes. We were in process of a change order when customer was agreeing in person only to renegotiate terms and accuse us of over charging her. The client has not paid even after receiving the intent to lien. How to move forward in collecting the money owed?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 3, 2021
MassachusettsChange OrdersConstruction ContractLien WaiversMechanics LienPay Applications
Hi, what must my town do to pull a bond on a housing development that has not been completed by the builder? Builder just needs to finish road and punch list items but has been ignoring town. Additionally town has really dragged their feet holding accountability so we are concerned they may not be able too. Development has stated since 2012 …...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 30, 2021
MassachusettsBond Claims
I have filled out the Notice of Subcontract and am preparing to send it to the registry of deeds in Massachusetts. Do I have to have the Notice of Subcontract served to the relevant parties *before* I file it at the Registry of Deeds? ...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 16, 2021
MassachusettsMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
If I file a lien, can I charge the customer for those fees I have to pay plus some 'o/h + profit'? Also, the cancellation fee after they pay their bill? thanks....Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
2 answersAdd commentJun 15, 2021
Massachusetts
I am being contacted by their in house counsel to schedule the punch list work- even though I know I will never see the remaining money due to me- their attorney continues to harass me with new demands- and threats...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 9, 2021
Massachusetts
I entered into an equal partnership via a new corporation created by LegalZoom. The corporation bylaws state equal shares; however, one partner has attempted to take control of the property and has closed access to both the property and company bank account. As of now I have not had any damages done to me so I don't think I can take him to court; so I would like to put a lien on the property so that he can not sell the property with out me being able to ensure the company bank account and profits are divided equally....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 6, 2021
MassachusettsRight to Lien
I have a csl. i took a job with a restoration co. here in mass. I had pulled a few permits for the owner as he is not a csl. What is my risk and liabilty for doing this? he wants me to pull permits on jobs i'm not directly responsible for( the ones i did pull were my jobs)...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentMay 30, 2021
MassachusettsConstruction Contract
I got a construction job done yesterday and the contractor is urging me pay today. How long do I legally have to pay him?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 29, 2021
MassachusettsPrompt Payment
Can a lien be filed? Majority of the money was already paid, but the job is at its final stages but not complete. The final product is not at all what was wanted, and has been expressed through and the beginning of the project. Short cuts taken, and final product is sloppy. Two borrowers on the home, only one borrower on contract. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentMay 29, 2021
MassachusettsMechanics Lien
Would you be interested in acquiring Construction Professionals Mailing List?...Read More
Ana Koger
Waiting for answerAdd commentMay 28, 2021
MassachusettsConstruction Contract
As an independent contractor, I was hired by the electrical subcontractor; SCS Inc. to assist them in acquiring new contract jobs with General Contractors from my personal network. I was successful in establishing a relationship with a GC, and ultimately acquiring the electrical contract job for my client; SCS Inc. I facilitated the singing and agreement between the General Contractor and subcontractor. The agreement established between me and my client the subcontractor; SCS Inc, is to be compensated a set percentage (10%) of the job acquired through my services. The owner of SCS Inc has declined to compensate me for my services, and therefore is in breach of our mutual agreement. To my knowledge, the GC is not aware of the situation and does not know that I am personally owed by the subcontractor. As I file a Notice of Identification both parties, the GC and Sub will be notified of my claim and my intention to ultimately file a lien. Should I contact the project manager (General Contractor) prior to filing, or just proceed and see how it plays out? The project takes place in Massachusetts....Read More
Anonymous Sub-Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 27, 2021
Massachusetts
I have filed a mechanics lien against a contractor and the home owner. I have now received a counter sue claim that I must address in court 6/1. I am looking to find out the best way to present the evidence that I have indicating that the general contractor agreed to my services verbally and partially paid one invoice which I believe would be 'consideration' to verify we had a deal. The general contractor is saying we only verbally agreed on $3,500 when in reality I suggested it might be that amount but it would depend on how much work the project needed the I would send him the total price. I never agreed to $3,500. The counter sue is now asking for the lien to be removed and for me to pay his lawyer bills associated with this case. I would like to counter his claim and sue him for the total that is owed to me for two jobs along with the legal fees needed to counter his lawsuit. Please advise and thank you....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 26, 2021
MassachusettsConstruction ContractMechanics LienSlow Payment
As an independent contractor, I was hired by the electrical subcontractor; SCS Inc. to assist them in acquiring new contract jobs with General Contractors from my personal network. I was successful in establishing a relationship with a GC, and ultimately acquiring the electrical contract job for my client; SCS Inc. I facilitated the singing and agreement between the General Contractor and subcontractor. The agreement established between me and my client the subcontractor; SCS Inc, is to be compensated a set percentage (10%) of the job acquired through my services. The owner of SCS Inc has declined to compensate me for my services, and therefore is in breach of our mutual agreement. To my knowledge, the GC is not aware of the situation and does not know that I am personally owed by the subcontractor. As I file a Notice of Identification both parties, the GC and Sub will be notified of my claim and my intention to ultimately file a lien. Should I contact the project manager (General Contractor) prior to filing, or just proceed and see how it plays out? The project takes place in Massachusetts. ...Read More
Anonymous Sub-Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentMay 26, 2021
MassachusettsMechanics LienPreliminary Notice