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We are subcontractor to a IDIQ U.S. Government contractor. Our work is in Burkina Faso, West Africa. They are paying us very late and wondering if we should file a Notice of Lien to make sure we will get all payments....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 13, 2018
Washington DCPayment DisputesRecovery Options
We have filed the mechanic's lien with your help within the 90 day period. We will need to enforce the lien within 180 days (90 more days). How much will it cost?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 18, 2019
Washington DCLien Foreclosure
In March 2018, the contractor sued me for non-payment through arbitration because we signed the home renovation loan's agreement that we are required to go through arbitration. In October 2018, we won the arbitration case against the contractor due to a lack of justification. A few weeks ago, I asked the bank to close out the renovation loan but they ordered the final title in order to make sure if there are no liens on our property prior to proceeding with the close-out renovation loan. The bank notified me immediately that there is still a lien on my property so I was shocked that the contractor placed the lien on my property in April 2018 without my knowledge. The contractor never sent a copy of the notice of DC Mechanic's lien to me. I just received a copy of the termination letter from the contractor in April 2018. They never mentioned the lien on the letter. I talked with the American Arbitration Association Law Administrator if it is possible for them to fill out the release of lien since we won the arbitration case. Unfortunately, they cannot do that and suggest talking to my attorney about the lien. How can you deal with the situation? What if they refuse to release the lien? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 22, 2019
Washington DCMechanics Lien
I cannot renew my license in time to file a lien on a unit I performed work on. The particular unit is scheduled for settlement. However, they have at least two other units up for sale....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 21, 2019
Washington DCMechanics LienRight to Lien
We were trying to sub out a job and the subcontractor said he was gonna show up and complete and he never did then shows up for two hours we asked him for his new subcontractor forms(direct deposit, W9) and he leaves the property when we asked.. We agreed to pay him for the 2 hours worth of work for materials which he asked for, but then started threatening us for payment but this never gave us a W9, direct deposit or any other forms. I don’t even have an address.. He’s a huge SCAM we’re asking for his paperwork so we can send payment and he’s refusing.. SMH who does that!!! Crazy now he’s threatening to put a lien on a property that he didn’t complete any work on and we have no Photos for $600.00...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 29, 2019
Washington DCBonding Off LienMechanics LienRight to Lien
We have a customer that I'm trying to enter in as a New Project but they will not provide the address to where the work is being completed because it is a Public Federal job. They are saying that the address is confidential. How can we preserve our lien rights if we cannot enter the address?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 18, 2019
Washington DCBond ClaimsMiller Act
What is considered permanent improvement/mechanic lien protection? We have Service Calls and Preventative Maintenance works for one owner. All properties locate at DC. The invoices the owner owe us include monthly Preventative Maintenance Agreement Billings, and individual Service Calls. Can we file mechanic lien for the unpaid invoices? How to consider these invoices as jobs when filing mechanic lien? i.e. Can all the unpaid service call invoices and monthly Preventative Maintenance Agreement billings for one single property be considered as one job to file one lien?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 22, 2019
Washington DCMechanics LienRight to Lien
Back in 2015 my mom had a retaining wall in front of her house replaced and it is beginning to crack. I checked the contract and it states there is a 5 year "workmanship warranty". My mom has been calling the contractor for about 6 months to a year telling him she sees cracks forming but he tells her to look into other issues like street vibration issues that has previously affected the past walls stability. He won't even come look at it I am fed up with how he is handling this and looking into the contract to see what he actually "owes" us and if he is supposed to fix it, I will step in and if he does not, I will look into legal actions. I am trying to find out my options...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 6, 2019
Washington DCConstruction ContractDefects
We have a project in West Virginia, supply a lot of structural. I am concerned about payment....Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
2 answersAdd commentSep 17, 2019
Washington DCMechanics Lien
Hallo. I'm a student, and I have been handed an assignment on concurrent delays. How would it be determined who receives compensation in the end? The main contractor(A), the subcontractor(B) or the employer(C)? Because if A is to receive a penalty, but then states that B caused that penalty, and therefor the penalty should be deducted from the compensation to B. B however then states that the delay was caused by the owner and the shortage of material as well as having to wait for confirmation from A to install the available material. Not really from Washington DC...I'm from South Africa...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 25, 2019
Washington DCPayment Disputes
hello, I would like to ask a question how the calculation will be performed for rate revision as a result of quantity increment of one pay item above the limit set in the contract (the rate revision satisfy the requirements). To make it clear, the increased quantity was rock excavation quantity of roadwork, so the contractor requests an increment of unit price for this pay item stating that cost of explosives are increased.can you help me, please??...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 30, 2019
Washington DCConstruction Contract
We need the landlord to fund the final installment of the tenant improvement allowance but in order to do so, we need to deliver final lien waivers from all contractors. The contractors are willing to deliver final lien waivers in advance of final payment but is that enforceable in Washington, DC? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
3 answersAdd commentOct 10, 2019
Washington DCLien Waivers
I invoiced a company for a $2000.00 progress payment for demolition, until the job starts. They say, they have the check ready to mail out but need/want me to sign a final affidavit and waiver form. I dont feel good about this document. Things can get hectic moving forward with a tricky owner I feel like I should confront the company about this waiver because its titled, "final affidavit and waiver", it vaguely states the time period, "and through the date there of", and has misleading context. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 11, 2019
Washington DCConstruction Contract
The 90 day mark is today. Is it possible to file the lien today?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
2 answersAdd commentFeb 19, 2020
Washington DCLien DeadlinesMechanics Lien
Hi, We have a job in DC that we are very concerned with but we still have guys out there working to finish the installation... Can we file or do we need to wait until the job (our portion) is totally complete? Thanks, Ken...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentMar 26, 2020
Washington DCMechanics LienRight to Lien