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Not sure if we file notices when work is done on a military base, what is our coarse of action in this situation to protect our interest when we are a Sub-Sub contractor...Read More
Sheri Parrino-Corley
Waiting for answerAdd commentAug 3, 2021
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We are a sub of a sub on a JBLM project but wasn't sure if we file a notice if the project is on a base?...Read More
Sheri Parrino-Corley
Waiting for answerAdd commentAug 2, 2021
Washington
We hired a construction contractor to turn a workshop into a 'livable space.' He did a horrible job, not to code even though we told him we needed to see permits, used the cheapest material. We paid him $38000 to date, on his $37000 estimate. He wants $12000 more for what he says are 'upgrades' when he didn't do what he was hired to do right. We got quotes to fix his work totally a minimum of $20000, and bring it up to code, which he was supposed to do in the remodel, but did not. He is now threatening a lien on our home, and may have already put one on. I'd like to avoid this happening, or get it off asap if he has without paying him even more than his original estimate to do a job he did not do. Please advise! Jeri Cafesin...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 29, 2021
WashingtonMechanics Lien
I am working for a construction company and I am doing research on the states in the United States that accept retainage bonds. I know that not every state accepts Retainage bonds (for example, I know Tennessee doesn't while Washington does). Could you please provide a list of the states that do accept Retainage bonds? Thank you very much....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 26, 2021
WashingtonBond ClaimsRetainage
I DID NOT SEND A PRELIMINARY NOTICE AND NOW IM HAVING DIFFCULTY WITH CUSTOMER FOR PAYMENT. CAN I FILE A LIEN? THEY SENT ME A LETTER DECLARING I BREEACH CONTRACT AND DONT WANT US BACK ON PROPERTY IM CONCERNED FOR MY BOND. CAN I FILE THE LIEN ANSD CAN MY BOND BE PROTECTED AGAINST THEM FILING AGAINST IT?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJul 28, 2021
WashingtonPreliminary Notice
A preliminary notice wasn't done for a project in Washington. We are near the end of the job and there's some issues arising. I understand we can send a 60 day notice late and that will still keep our rights for costs 60 days prior to the notice but, my main concern is protecting our lien rights on the retention for the whole project and not just retention held for 60 days prior to the notice....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 31, 2017
WashingtonLien DeadlinesPreliminary NoticeRetainage
Our customer gave us the incorrect project info and the prelim notice went to a homeowner rather than the HOA address where the community pool is that we supplied material for. We last supplied material on 6/30/17 and they are refusing to pay roughly 30k. Is it worth attaining legal counsel or have we lost our lien rights based on the incorrect NTO that went out?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 3, 2017
WashingtonLien DeadlinesMechanics LienPayment DisputesPreliminary Notice
The initial notice was sent via certified mail to the previous address of the homeowner and was returned because well, he didnt own that property anymore and wasnt living there. Washington requires service by certified mail for initial notices but it was then resent by regular mail. Would this still be considered a valid service of the initial notice?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 10, 2017
WashingtonLien DeadlinesPreliminary Notice
I want to lien a project in WA but my prelien didn't have the contract amount on it. Can i still lien?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 16, 2017
WashingtonMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
Received down payment on 8/25/2017. I didn't start on this job until mid September. Finished in early October. I have sent emails with invoice a few times. No response or contact form him at all. He has renters at this address. He is living in Germany. ...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 25, 2017
WashingtonLien DeadlinesMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
I found two liens that my company filed many years ago (2012 and 2002). They still appear to be attached to the property when searched on the county's assessors page. My understanding is that liens in Washington state expire after 8 months if not enforced. If so, why are these liens still attached to the properties? Do we have any obligation to remove these liens? Can we still enforce them now?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 27, 2017
WashingtonLien DeadlinesLien ReleasesMechanics Lien
We are a material supplier of aggregates and ready mix. We have a customer that provided us with an incorrect address when they placed an aggregate order. Our delivery driver did not notice when delivered as the properties are next to each other. We believe our customer may have done this on purpose. What are our lien rights in these circumstances?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 27, 2017
WashingtonMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
I asked a similar question earlier, but I don't think my question was very clear. We are an aggregate and ready mix supplier. A customer placed an order with us but provided the wrong address. We delivered to one address (the actual property that received and used the material) then sent a preliminary for a different address. The properties are very close. We believe the customer did this to prevent us from properly establishing lien rights. It does not appear the customer owns the correct property, but is the general contractor. What are our lien rights under these circumstances?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 27, 2017
WashingtonMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
I was hired by a property mngt company that I have worked for for over three years, we have an ongoing contract for services that names me as an authorized vendor. I started the job 8-14-17, emailed a notice to owner 11-20-17 and completed the job 10-6-17, sent a notice of intent 11-28-17. The property mngt company is claiming they are agent for owner, I have not had any contact with property owner, mngt company will not provide contact information for owner....Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 30, 2017
WashingtonLien DeadlinesMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
Contractor / homeowner does not want to pay for amount owed for work completed...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 10, 2018
WashingtonMechanics LienPreliminary Notice