I did a job for a General contractor it was two buildouts, this company is slow to pay I’m told. Invoice was sent 1/24/22 I have sent numerous emails and reminders, no response. What should my next step be, and should I wait until it’s been longer? Thank you ...Read More
In the state of Missouri, what happens to a general contractor's mechanics lien rights if the property is quit claimed from the original owner to a new owner? Additionally, what happens to a general contractor's mechanics lien rights if the property undergoes a trustees sale/foreclosure to a new owner? Can't find this answer anywhere and I'm sure many contractor's would like to know. Thank you!...Read More
What can a homeowner do when a contractor (roofer) does shoddy, incomplete work on contracted roof system and Fascia.
50% paid, remainder still due upon completion of work. Work commenced 188.8.131.52. Ongoing and incomplete.
Roofers were supposed to replace bad, rotten decking. 92 year old plank decking, 60% bad, rotten decking. <1% replaced. Planks bowing, cracked w/ >1 1/2 " spaces, some planks half gone and blown out from "shiners" / bad nailing. Many nails hanging in space, through asphalt shingles only, not secured to decking. My attic filled with an unreasonable amount of debris. Construction owner said if he had done the job he would have replaced some other planks...
Asphalt shingles are bowed and warped. Confirmed by field rep on 10.31.22 when he came to respond to my leaking roof. Bowing and warping has gotten worse, (more shingles) since that date.
Roof was leaking in one place after roof system installed on 10.31.22.
Roof is now leaking from a second area since 12.14.22. Contractor came out on 12.17.22, could not fix the leak, has been putting me off since.
Per the contract Ridge ventilation was to be installed, instead they just replaced two turbines.
The specified underlayment brand on contract was substituted with two other brands. Underlayment was not properly installed; does not cover entire decking. Drip edge installed behind gutters: water now dripping down Fascia.
Could not open my garage door for one month because they blocked it with miss-measured rake Fascia, still they wrapped this with aluminum.
As of 1 20. 2023 I can only open my garage door partially.
Fascia was supposed to be cut back to remove 2'' rot from eave(s) ends, then aluminum wrapped. Roofers cut back to soffits 20", rendering my gutter system useless at that juncture and destroying the aesthetic of my 92 year old Craftsman home.
Fascia work egregious; exposed wood, not measured, cut and bent or installed properly. They have come out twice to fix this. The owner admitted their first guy had little experience, the second person could not do it either. The second person told me quote: "it was not his problem, he has other problems" The owner confessed that they don't really do fascia work... ?
All Fascia work remains incomplete and shoddy.
This is a partial list only of the shoddy, defective and incomplete work as of 1.20.2023
Damage to my property: This includes House, Front Portico, Attached Back Porch and Garage.
Leaking roof 10.31.22 - current
Water damage and mold in Attic as a result of Leak#1 and now leak# 2
Pounds of debris and plank decking on my attic floor. (this is a usable attic, not storage only)
Damage to garage Gutters from improper removal, now unusable, must be replaced.
Trusses on garage blown out from "miss nailing", particularly on their protruding, exposed ends.
Damage to the cement board siding on back porch(12 sections damaged: cracked and fallen out)
Damage to my wood deck, that was not protected properly as advised by Co.
Damage to existing Fascia/Eaves
PLEASE, what are my options?
I am concerned because I do not think this is simply a case of my "deposit Back" but all of the damages and the cost to re-do this correctly, which I contracted them to do, and most likely will include tearing off the entire roof including the decking and replacement of all Eaves and Fascia?
1) The roofing contractor at no point during the project discussed anything or any issues with me.
2) The field rep. was adamant that that my roof needed to be replaced BEFORE winter and it seems to me this was an "end of season" rush job.
3) I have running txt threads w/ filed rep and Owner since the onset of this nightmare project.
Any guidance is much appreciated. My home is in St. Louis City, MO.
Thank you very much!!
I’m an owner of a painting company and a customer has signed my contract stating that we have to complete applying metal siding to all sides of the house vertically, and to install the vinyl soffit and then finally install a 16-18 ft ply board of facia to the front of the house. We have completed the project and have before and after pictures. How do I get paid for the project completed? ...Read More
I hired a contractor to do work on my home. He never provided me with a contract - just an unsigned "Scope of Work" document listing the work to be done with one grand total at the bottom. I paid him a little over 1/2 of the grand total at the beginning of the project. We have now had a falling out, and he has refused to complete the project. He is now demanding the final payment minus some credits for the work that remains. The problem is he and I disagree on the scope and cost of the remaining work, and he is threatening to place a lien on my home. What are my options if he does put a lien on my home? Do I have any options to dispute the lien? Can I fight the lien? Can he place a lien on my home with a signed contract?...Read More
So my brother-in-law was in a contract for deed or so I am told agreement on a house here in Republic Missouri. My mother decides to build a Barndominium. You know just a small little barn dominion in this cool old barn that Amanda and Kevin, which is my sister her boyfriend, fiancé, . So with that being said, I am told that they get to purchase the house from Bryon the owner, which Kevin had flown out there and met with him about purchasing this house. Kevin found it in the first place. Brian was looking for some property to invest in in the agreement I was told was two years rent and then he could purchase it, he just wants to make 12 or 15% on his money I don’t remember which it was I believe it was 15% . So time goes on I’m building this barn dominion you know a couple years ago by and so like you know what’s going on Amanda and Kevin has split. It’s just me and Kevin living out on the farm so we talk about just going ahead and purchasing it between the two of us. And I was told by Gil Brian‘s mount know how if they’re related or not but that Brian would sell it only to Kevin point-blank. And then you fast forward and here we are you know we’ve got 50 to 60,000 and hard money and I have every bit of labor which is easily doubled that that’s how I came up with $120,000 that I am trying to place a lien for because he knew the work was going on. He knew what we were doing yet. Then he decided that he wanted to up the price he didn’t want to sell it. He may be even wanted to put some money in it. Two weeks later he is mad and trying to kick us out and having lawyers serve paperwork to Kevin and everything and it’s just crazy like I have no idea what happened or what changed but the place looked immaculate compared to what I ever did before I promise you it was an absolute shit hole. We literally spent weeks emptying dumpster after dumpster how they’re still at one big pile out there still can get today but you know we had to eventually stop working because we didn’t know what was going on why invest money into something that’s not going to be yours ?...Read More
If I understand correctly in the state of Missouri, as long as it is filed five days prior to the closing, then I am covered. Is that correct? Who do I need to notify that there is an attempt to lein on the property?...Read More
Does anyone govern scamming customers that hire contractors and run up a giant bill with no intention of paying for the supplies or labor that was provided? The scamming customer has a solid history of doing this and should be in jail....Read More
I am an estate sale company and am conducting an estate sale under contract by the homeowner in a home that is to be sold at the conclusion the estate sale. If the homeowner owes a balance for the contracted said estate sale and fails to pay that balance, may I file a lien against the property that is enforceable prior to the sale of the realestate. State of Missouri?...Read More
We are a General Contractor and are about to fund retainage to subcontractors who performed work on the project in Missouri and need to have the subcontractors sign a final waiver before they are paid....Read More
I have a small roll off dumpster company in Missouri. We have provided service to a company on multiple jobs/locations. Somewhere @ $18K owed.
What are your costs to pursue this?
Ron Gabbard...Read More