We are an equipment supplier. The problem we are running into, is that by the time the invoices hit, we are already outside the time frames to file the notice to lien agent. However, if we consider each piece of equipment as a new contract, even though it is on the same project, that could potentially change our time frames. Would this be a viable option? If not what is the best option for suppliers to secure rights?...Read More
I am doing some research and read Dawn's article about construction delivery methods. As a follow-up, are you aware of any examples of architect-led DB projects in North Carolina, wherein the client or building owner is a public entity? ...Read More
Question for ya...
We are a supplier located in eastern North Carolina and currently utilize the NCLTA Form 6 for all final payments. However, yesterday the webinar introduced me to the conditional version of lien waivers. I am extremely new to both the field and industry and want to ensure I am taking every measure possible to satisfy our customers while protecting our company.
Habitually, we take the dreaded "leap of faith" and sign off on small balance liens. Yesterday sparked an interest regarding the utilization of conditional waivers. We are constantly told by GCs that they "need the closing money to pay". My assumption would be to use the conditional on final payment form. Are there any exceptions that you recommend including or tips that you may have? So, that our GCs can close on the property while still being held accountable for the remaining balance and without our employees committing perjury?
Thank you for your help
Haley Brogden ...Read More
A contractor that did poor quality work placed an initial mechanics lien on my property.
The contractor did not move to perfect the lien within 180 days.
How do I remove the lien on my property title? I live in North Carolina.
I have a customer that refuses to pay but it's kind of a complicated situation to explain
I originally gave these people a quote on building two sets of steps on a deck they had built. Upon further inspection of the deck I ended up telling them I wouldn't build the steps on this structure because nothing about it fit code and to add to it would be wasting their money. Thinking I was doing the right thing and not thinking about protecting myself I agreed to salvage with Lumber I could during a careful demolition process of the deck and rebuild it for them for a spoken estimate of roughly $7,500 for the tear down and rebuild to code of what they had there not including the steps and not including any extra materials needed because I not going to be able to use all of the old materials some new ones were going to have to be bought the homeowner told me to do what I had to do to make it right so that's the time to tear this Deck down salvage the lumber and stack it neatly but due to company they had coming in and lack of material money that I had requested several times I was unable to start the rebuild process and then was asked to begin on something else that suddenly had taken priority over the rebuild just for the sake of their company they wanted me to clear a path down to the lake and I asked if he would like some nice Stone steps and brought roughly $200 worth of rock up there and began trying to make this mess right for them because the deck had been built out over their old path so I rerouted the path around where the corner of the deck was going to be when I do go to put it back up but when I giving them fair warning that I was going to Bill them separately for the demolition and the rebuild as well as the path to their lake being a completely different project I was only given a check for $100 and another check at the same time for $200 because I believe the homeowner realized how ridiculous the payment sounded when he came out telling me he was only going to give me $100 I wrote an invoice up and sent it to his wife because I was told that she was the one that was going to be taken care of the bill and I guess she is the one who had originally had the deck built so I even discounted my labor for the demolition by $500 and only charged them what left them owing me
$2,025 but the wife is trying to say I sent her a quote that was much lower but she is referring back to the estimate I sent in reference to building two small sets of three stairs on either side of this already assembled structure when I begin tearing this deck down, that estimate was completely irrelevant because I was no longer just building steps and she is being evasive about paying acting like she is going to call me but doesn't and just keeps saying she will tomorrow. I did not have a signed contract for project and a paper assembled breaking down the costs for the project because I was told to make it right the most affordable way possible and so charged 10 or 20 percent lower even than I was going to because I felt bad that this guy had done them wrong. But I am not going to rebuild this deck for them without getting paid for demolition first or I risk not getting paid for everything all together and I believe I deserve to be paid because I rearranged other jobs in order to work this project because I was under the impression they were going to pay me to fix this deck how can I get her to pay me without having to sound rude or escalating this situation and they slander my name with false half told complaints on social media
I did a job for duke power, I am a 3rd Teir party who was brought in for a road reclamation c4 construction has lied to me several times and has also been sending me bad check the job is finished I am at a loss for what to do the job was in Charlotte nc I live in Charlotte nc Justin Cowan the owner of c4 construction lives in Lamar Mississippi what should I do ...Read More
A renovation company in nc we hired after a fire 2 years ago (june 2019) never finished up their punch list so we held back final payment telling them we'd hand it over upon completion. However, they never came back to do complete the work my insurance company paid for and claimed everything was basically done- which it really wasn't. We completed the punch list ourselves so we could sell the house today. We lost several other offers due to them still not being done this year ( april 2021). Then they tried to get me to sign a certificate of satisfaction for the work- which I refused given the length of time they already had drawn this renovation out.
We finally sold the house in July 2021- clean title.
My question is can they still take out a mechanic's lien on the house even though we sold it? Or will they have to take me to court to discuss a reasonable final payment since we finished their punch list ?...Read More
This is a NC question. What if the general contractor did not file a Preliminary Notice on a private renovation contract with a residential homeowner. The renovation costs are backed by a lender, however there is an overage amount due to change orders that the homeowner is personally responsible for and so far is not paying.
Is this a total bar to being able to file a mechanic's lien on the property? ...Read More
I provided material as well as labor and installation of an outdoor deck and the customer has went missing and refuses to turn my call and will not pay me the balance I need assistance immediately...Read More
I’m doing work for a realtor in weddington nc. The guy has told me he was going to pay me but has not giving me anything. I have paid for all of the material, rented a bobcat, plus paid for labor. He has told me to get my shit and get out of the property sue him if I need too ...Read More
I'm a sub working on a Nat'l Guard base, for a large GC in NC. Other subs are having problems with the GC, both getting paid and cooperation. They've left the site multiple times. We are about to start on-site, but it's delayed due to the site is not ready as the GC stated, and now have material stored on site. We've been paid some of the contract for past efforts/matl,, but not all. We've sent the Prelim Notice of Miller act previously and would like to send the Intent letter as we've no faith in the performance of the GC. Am I able to list the balance of the contract amount, even though we've not done all of the work yet?...Read More