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What if our job is a pipeline job, what would be used as the legal property description? Their could be over 100 land owners where the pipe is to be installed. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 18, 2021
Louisiana
I have not been paid on a job my company did 13 months ago, I need to use all options I have to collect payment. ...Read More
Maria Poveda
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 15, 2021
Louisiana
I recently fired my general contractor for defaulting on our construction agreement. We had a fixed price contract for renovation of the home I currently occupy. I have offered to make a final payment which covers the outstanding balance for work completed but the contractor is angry and demanding a much larger sum that does not correspond to work completed or to the schedule of values for the contract. This is a lender financed project so the amount of the final payment is limited to the value of work that the lender's inspector could document as completed. I am concerned the contractor is going to file a construction lien for the amount he asserts he is owed beyond what I can pay. To protect myself from this I filed a notice of contract termination. More than 60 days has passed since that filing. From the clerk's records I learned that he did not file our contract (with a fixed price greater than $100,000) until after I filed the termination notice. He also started work 6 weeks before we signed a contract which the contract itself notes. Does the contractor have lien rights against me? Can I cancel a lien because the contract was improperly filed?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 13, 2021
LouisianaConstruction ContractLien DeadlinesMechanics LienNotice of Termination
A former customer of mine owes me for three different invoices for work that was completed at his place of business .The former customer & his family are immigrant from another country. They do not understand a lot of stuff that we just assume are simple things you should already know. Like what a lien is. This is the kind of stuff I used to help them with. Now that we have had a falling out, they have cut all contact with me. I know where they live, cause I also worked for them as a handyman at there personal home. They do not trust a lot of people because of people taking advantage of them. This is where the falling out happened. Two days after the hurricane hit us in south Louisiana all the ****Explicate Language**** started showing up to feed on the weak. Anyways long story short I tried like hell to keep the "wolfs" at bay but one got to them witch in turn hurt my company. now to the question at hand, could this be seen to the justice system as a threat or some kind of intimidation act on them? I'm not trying to achieve such a thing, I still find them to be good people and want them to know that this is going to hurt their business. I'm also worried that they might have skipped town....Read More
Bradley Grosjean
1 answerAdd commentOct 10, 2021
LouisianaCollectionsLien DeadlinesMechanics LienNotice of Intent to LienPreliminary NoticeRight to Lien
My contractor never finished the job and now has put a lien one year later on my home. The lien is very faulty and I sent him a demand letter and pointed out all the mistakes in the lien. I was told by the secretary that he's never filed a lien so I was a experiment. He's also inflated cost, added attorney fees and interest. I just want the faulty lien off my home. Will a bad faulty lien even hold up in court?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentOct 6, 2021
LouisianaConstruction ContractDefectsLien Waivers
I have signed 2 different contingency contracts for construction after hurricane IDA . I want to cancel one . Are they both binding ?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 5, 2021
Louisiana
I have signed 2 different contingency contracts for construction after hurricane IDA . I want to cancel one . Are they both binding ?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 5, 2021
Louisiana
Hello- I paid a house painter a $5500 deposit in June 2021. He has never shown up or done any work, and has stopped communicating with me as of July 2021. Should I send a Misapplied Funds Letter of Demand?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 4, 2021
LouisianaCollections
Do I need to file a preliminary notice or Notice of Intent before filing a lien in the state of LA?...Read More
Deborah Maunakea
1 answerAdd commentSep 23, 2021
Louisiana
Had historic written quotes from a contractor of $2500 for porch and $3500 for under the house. Earlier this month we had the contractor out to give us current quote to include a little work on the garage in addition to the work on the 2 historic quotes. He quoted a total of $7000 for all 3. He completed the garage but told use the work under the house he was unable to do and that he expected us to pay $6500 for the porch and the garage. The porch is still not complete and he now wants $4700 for the work he has done and that amount does not include any further work. We have offered $3500 as a very fair amount for the work that has been done (even though not complete). He is threatening a lien. What are our options other than of course paying the full $7000. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 17, 2021
LouisianaMechanics Lien
levelset says In Louisiana, anyone who contracts with the owner for more than $100,000 must file a Notice of Contract before the delivery of materials or labor to the project. an upset client whom we placed a lien on, directed us to websites that say "In order to secure lien rights, prior to beginning work, all general contractors must file a Notice of Contract, signed by the Owner, unless the general contractor's contract amount is less than $25,000.00. " I need to know who is correct and why there is a disparity. Is one outdated ? Is one taken out of context? ...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 16, 2021
LouisianaMechanics Lien
I am a material supplier hired by a Property Owner. Would I follow the requirements of someone hired by someone other than the prime contractor, and send a Notice of Nonpayment or would I act as more of a prime?...Read More
Anonymous Material Supplier
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 10, 2021
Louisiana
We provide storm restoration services and will be working in Louisiana. Is there any required wording in reference to liens that should be added to our contract?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentAug 27, 2021
LouisianaConstruction ContractMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
Does the remodel license allow you to do roofs. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 6, 2021
LouisianaLicenses
I am Prime Contractor performing mitigation/restoration commercial work. Contracts are more than $25,000. What is required and when required to be filed to protect lien rights....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 2, 2021
Louisiana