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I am a contract surety underwriter and this form of bond need has arisen....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 30, 2021
Pennsylvania
GM not willing to make last payment as agreed will not answer , I am out of the time frame required by the state of PA to send the furnishing notice prior to mechanic lien and house will be sold soon. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 28, 2021
Pennsylvania
Do all constuction companies have to use a WIP Schedule in their accounting process? I'm a sub contractor. We seal and cut concrete we charge by the lineal foot. My cost are labor, equipment, diamond blades and mobilization. (Trucks, fuel and travel) We go over the WIP monthly and sometimes I feel like we are just guessing when we go over particular jobs. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 27, 2021
PennsylvaniaConstruction Accounting
A notice of Mechanics Lien Claim came in the mail, but it was for only $300. Pennsylvania states liens can only be placed that exceed $500. How do I get it removed using this knowledge?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 11, 2017
PennsylvaniaLien ReleasesMechanics Lien
We have customer who has owed us 20k since the end of July. He did not pay for the services as per the contract, stating he needed to wait until the sale went through (after the fact). At this point, we feel we need to lien the property to ensure payment. That said, our contract accrues monthly interest. I was curious if the interest could be applied to the lien after the lien itself has been filed. (Ex. Lien filed in December, we are in June of the following year, thus 6 more months of interest would be accumulated.) Would that amount be accounted for?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 22, 2017
PennsylvaniaConstruction ContractLien DeadlinesMechanics Lien
My company has been providing security services to a construction firm for over 5 months. We patrol the area and protect the site from being vandalized and from theft. The construction company has not paid me for our services. I have contacted them multiple times and every person I speak with gives me the run around. Can I place a lien on them? If not, what can I do to get them to pay me? I had to sign a waiver of Liens for another construction company that I provided services to before which makes me think I can place a lien on this current construction company....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentFeb 27, 2018
PennsylvaniaMechanics LienPayment Disputes
Lien amount was incorrect on both Notice of Intent to Lien and on the Lien itself. i had the amount corrected on the Notice of Intent to Lien and now want it corrected on the lien itself. i know there is a 30-day waiting period after filing the notice before you file the lien. does that go for the amendment as well? i ask because we are going to run into our lien deadline (6 months after materials delivered)....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 11, 2018
PennsylvaniaLien DeadlinesMechanics Lien
If the lien waiver states all materials supplied as of release date of 4/30/18 must have been paid in full but the subcontractor only supplied the amount paid as of 4/30/18 but all invoices up to 4/30/18 were not paid, does that (if signed) waive lien rights for the material not paid up to the release date? The bottom of the form shows the correct amount paid through the 4/30/18 release date. Does it go by payment through release date or material supplied through release date?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 8, 2018
PennsylvaniaLien Waivers
We are a drilling company that worked for a General Contractor (GC) on a Pipeline job that will not settle out valid invoices. Our equipment was set up on Prop A for a 1100 foot underground bore shot that went under various residential properties. Can we legally include these properties in the lien filing along withe the GC & Project Owners? We want to ensure we are perfecting this lien correctly....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 17, 2018
PennsylvaniaMechanics Lien
We renovated an entire house for a flipper who had very little experience. After purchase price, hard loan company, our total, HVAC and a roofer he ended up losing money on the property at the amount he had to list it for. He did not pay our final Installment of over 7k. He’s fully aware we filed. I purchased the expedited service which was received by the recorder today, but it looks as though he’s trying to push through an offer he received yesterday (seen it on Zillow & Realtor). His real estate agent, who was the one who referred him to us, is also aware of the lien. Is there a chance they could have done a search for liens already and the unsuspecting home buyer will end up with a lien on their new property? Sorry, this is my first time in 8 years having to do this. I’m not familiar with the procedure....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 5, 2018
PennsylvaniaMechanics Lien
A client for who we completed a full house renovation ended up losing money on the property and subsequently didn’t pay our final payment. We gave them over three months, during that time they completely ignored all correspondence. Once they received an offer on the property and the lien was found by the closing company they were forced to communicate with us. They gave a sob story about losing money and asked if we could negotiate from $7,232.00 to $4,000.00. I said absolutely not, but finally agreed to $6,500.00 to just be done with the situation. I sent an invoice and she responded with this email: Hi Diana, Sorry for the delay, I am just checking with our escrow company and waiting to hear. We would like to pay you part on card toward the invoice and then leave the rest until you submit the release of lien doc's to escrow. Does that sound ok? They will confirm they have the funds from us and will release them to you once she receives those. Does that sound ok? I just want both parties to feel ensured of getting as per agreement. Thanks! Stacey I have never had to file before so I’m a little uneducated on the subject, but this sounds strange to me. They already showed their intentions when they ignored us for three months until they received an offer and were forced to communicate. Should I stand firm with total payment before releasing? Thanks!...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 14, 2018
PennsylvaniaLien ReleasesMechanics Lien
I answered an advertisement on craigslist from Derricks Home Improvement, LLC. Michael Derrick answered my call. The advertisement stated that he was looking to take his home improvement business to the next level by hiring the right person to go out on jobs alone. We discussed my previous work experience and asked if I would help him finish a flooring project he was currently working on. If he liked my work, he would hire me as a sub contractor employee and pay me for my time. I greed. I showed up on time, he asked me few questions, finished the project in two days and paid me $150.00 cash. He said going forward, he would pay me $30 per hour plus reimbursement for any materials. I would keep track of my hours. He also said that I would need liability insurance as a 1099 employee and referred me to his insurance guy. I paid $622 for liability insurance. I worked a total of 97 hours, plus $15 for materials between May 2, 2018 and June 1, 2018. Mike paid me $960 on May 7, and $530 on May 16. Mike owes me $1435.00. What are my rights to seek payment for wages earned? I can provide more details if necessary. Thank you...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 19, 2018
Pennsylvania
We will be doing construction work in the state of PA. In the contract the following wording appeared: "A subcontractor that fails to file a Notice of Furnishing on the Dept. of General Services publicly accessible Internet website as required by the act of August 24, 1963 (P.L. 1175, No. 497), know as the Mechanics Lien Law of 1963, may forfeit the right to file a mechanics lien. It is unlawful for a searchable project owner, project owner's agent, contractor or subcontractor to request, suggest, encourage or require a subcontractor no file the required notice as required by the Mechanics' Lien Law of 1963."...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 27, 2018
PennsylvaniaPreliminary Notice