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I had a car sitting at my business since last year or March 2020... it’s been abandoned after I did all the repairs. How can I file a lien and which form will I need ?...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 23, 2021
LouisianaRight to Lien
I am a property owner that hired a contractor to renovate an old home (100+ years). Plans were developed, expectations were set and work begun. The contractor in question never completed the necessary renovation permits and systematically lead us to believe all was well. However, at every turn there was more and more demolition with little to no regard for the preservation of the structure. I firmly believe he intentionally misrepresented himself and mislead us into thinking he was going to complete a renovation but it was obvious to us that he planned to steer us into "new construction". Ultimately we fired him and are now having to complete new plans for a new home due to the original structures being demolished / disassembled to a point that would no longer support the effort of renovation nor allow the ability to secure a renovation permit. Was this fraud? And, what actions could we take against the GC? ...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 19, 2021
LouisianaRecovery Options
I had a worker do work for me a price we discussed and sound reasonable. After his work was finished he charged double the price, and at a price I would not have agreed too. What are my options.?...Read More
By George White Jr.
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 16, 2021
Louisiana
What to do if someone has filed a intentionally fraudulent claim on your property in Louisiana. He is not a real contractor. I never authorized him to do any work for me. Terrie White...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 15, 2021
LouisianaMechanics Lien
We have completed all of the work on this project, the only thing we have left to do is deliver the other half of the millwork and finish the installtion. We have sent out a progress invoice on the work that has been done so far and the customer is refusing to pay, after they already paid then called their credit card company and disputed the payment. Is it possible to put a lein on this residential property? ...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 8, 2021
Louisiana
We performed all work on this project per our contract signed by the customer. The manufacturer has issued all warranties and inspected the install. The Customer has sent a ridiculous list of demands before final payment. Our contract has no language in it saying we are responsible for his request. He wants daily construction reports, daily photos, etc.. We are owed $85k on the balance. Please let me know our next legal step in this process....Read More
By Chris Yancey
1 answerAdd commentJan 15, 2021
LouisianaLien Foreclosure
We are a landscape maintenance company. Most commercial customers are bound with annual contracts that auto-renew. In this case apartment complex (customer) cancelled contract incorrectly. We are researching the answer to whether are not this is a candidate for recording the balance of the contract, not supported with actual labor provided. Especially since rent enforcement has/had been waived by Covid. Is this still true?...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 12, 2021
Louisiana
I'm a subcontractor. We did the casework for a contractor in Louisiana (we are in Louisiana also). It was a job paid through FEMA. It was a school. It's been two years and we cannot get the rest of our money of about 12,000. The contractor has been bought out, but I was able to contact them and they have a lawyer who has filed a lien against the owner who hasn't paid them. Do we have any recourse. I missed the lien date. I don't know my rights. I don't know where to turn. I am willing to pay for consultation through a lawyer, but I don't know how much that will cost. ...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 12, 2021
Louisiana
We are a Contractor from Louisiana; we contracted with a GC from Mobile AL to perform commercial trim work in Florida on two projects. I was given a last minuit contract by the GC. I began performing the work using only payroll employees, no sub contractors were involved. As the job progressed the GC never produced any type of schedule , deadline, or completion dates for any of my scope. After the projects had been stopped several times by two hurricanes ,many issues with the roof leaking in many areas and many material deficiencies on the part of the GC. The COO decided that he was going bto try to catch up his schedule by demanding more manpower. When I was honest with him by informing him that that large an increase of manpower was going to severely impact my operating capital. At that time , he reluctantly gave me a loan of $30,000.At this point I hired sub contractors to help with the demands of the GC. Apparently it wasn't enough. He insisted on more that I just couldn't afford so he gave me a Notice of Remedy for not supplying enough manpower to the jobs. This loan was from the GC not part of the AIA payment apps. My payment apps were paid in most cases at least 50- 55 days after invoiced submittal dates. After being paid through my normal payments I added more subs. This once again required me to ask him to pay on owed invoices, and once again he gave me a loan of $25,000 to pay subs because he was getting the production he needed from my subs. We had verbally agreed that this loan money was going to be taken out at the end of the project so I could operate. Instead he kept my one of my monthly payments to pay on the loan without informing me. I repeatedly asked for payment of some sort that way I could continue. He told me he wasn't my bank and wasn't paying me. Then he went even further by holding my next months payments on both projects. Although he wasn't paying me my subs remained on the project. He couldn't pay me so he said he would excercise his rights in the contract and start supplementing my work but was not terminating me. He offered to pay my subs their owed money if they signed a lien release and also offered me to go supervise for a weeks pay. His crew came in. and told my guys to leave . At the end of last week he terminated my contract based on that I didn't rectify his notice and abandoned the projects. This has left me in a financial crisis with unpaid subs and no money to operated has created a personal financial hardship on me and my family. Questions; What steps can I take to collect my money? Shouldn't I release invoices to The GC fo subs can get paid by GC? Should they sign a Lien release to collect payments? Should I wait until the project is completed to make a claim on the bond? Should I hire a lawyer to at least get to mediation? ...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 11, 2021
LouisianaConstruction ContractMechanics Lien
Contractor signs fixed price contract. Later demands $24,000 more to continue because his costs went up. Is this a criminal offense? Extortion is when money is demanded by threat, but usually extortion involves threat of violence or releasing documents that would embarrass someone or cause them grief. Does demanding money with the threat to walk off the job qualify as extortion? If not, what is the term for it?...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 9, 2021
Louisiana
Client was warned they would have a lien filed if they didn't make payment. After lien was already filed (3 weeks) they said they would pay but refuse to pay the lien fees. Can we require they pay them before releasing the lien?...Read More
By Anonymous General Contractor
2 answersAdd commentDec 30, 2020
Louisiana
Hey I'm estimating a commercial project with unit cost pricing. how do I apply my O/P, General Condition and bond to each line items?...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 7, 2021
LouisianaConstruction Accounting
We worked for Entergy as a subcontractor after a hurricane to help rebuild the power grid. We primarily cleaned out around fallen power lines in order to put in new power poles. The work did not take place in one general area, but over several miles across a couple different parishes....Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 5, 2021
Louisiana
I filed a lien and the property sold a month later and i was not paid...Read More
By Joe Sobol
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 5, 2021
Louisiana
Between 10/19-24/2020 we performed work at 3900 Brentwood st lake charles la and at the end of week to be paid the client refused to pay me & my workers, so since I owner the company I had to pay the workers out of pocket, the home owner then gave me a check of $13,200.00 for reimbursement, on 10/26/2020 she canceled the check after I had already paid my worker on 10/24/2020, I have all my reciepts for money owed to me can someone please help, ...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentDec 28, 2020
LouisianaLawsuitLien Waivers